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Esteban del Rio, PhD, Guest Posting on Bike San Diego

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San Diego Epitomizes the Failure of Government to Actively Cultivate a Viable Urban Community

by Dr. Esteban del Rio, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego

I mostly enjoy my commute from home in La Mesa to Linda Vista, where I work as a professor at the University of San Diego. I ride quiet neighborhood streets until Montezuma Rd, where the bike lane appears and disappears, then descend the hill carefully before taking the bike bridge over the 8 interchange, after which I’m unceremoniously spat out right into traffic as I try to hurdle speeding vehicles to make the left turn along Camino del Rio North. I’ve learned a few tricks in trying to get over to the left, but its often rather hairy. Then, it’s a lovely ride along the river on Camino del Rio, then through the strip malls of Mission Valley, cutting through Fashion Valley to Friars Rd., then up to campus.  (Full Story)

ContactEsteban Del Rio, Ph.D. | edelrio@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7464