The La Jolla Community Planning Association board unanimously approved a roundabout proposed near the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial during its July 1 meeting.
The group also agreed to participate in an upcoming workshop to discuss parking issues in La Jolla.
After the La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board decided in May to support the Mount Soledad roundabout proposal, LJCPA followed suit July 1.
Resident Serge Issakov said a roundabout at the intersection of La Jolla Scenic Drive South, Via Capri and Soledad Park Road would eliminate some problematic traffic conditions.
“The problem is, if you are coming up Via Capri and want to turn left to get to the [veterans memorial] and there are cars flowing from La Jolla Scenic Drive, it takes a long time until you can make that turn, and traffic backs up behind you,” Issakov told LJCPA. “That is particularly unsettling if you are on a bike or walking. Additionally, if you are coming out of the [memorial], turning right is not an issue but any other turn is sketchy. The roundabout would [prevent] cars from getting delayed or being dangerous.”
The roundabout was originally proposed in January and was forwarded directly to San Diego city engineers. In May, the city said the location was a…