A pedestrian, bike tube to Coronado?


Imagine biking or walking over San Diego Bay on a path suspended in an enclosed tube nearly 200 feet above the water.

Del Mar architect Lew Dominy has held that vision since the 1980s and got it championed by a legislative candidate. The candidate lost and the dream went dormant.

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Comment by Diane Jolley on May 26, 2014 at 10:03am

Looks like a giant hamster tube (anyone remember the Habitrail?). I think this is a bad idea for so many reasons. One, it looks ugly and mars the clean lines of the bridge. Two, imagine what might happen if there is an emergency right in the middle of the tube. Will there be a 24 hour security guard, or police? Three, does anyone really think that cramming a bunch of pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders, etc. into a 2 mile plastic tube dangling 200 feet above the water won't result in a giant traffic jam? Maybe we could call it The Coronado Colon. Yuck.

Comment by Erin Grady Brown on May 26, 2014 at 11:15am

I agree, Diane...and the added bonus of a convenient suicide platform in the middle, judging from the picture.

Comment by MIKE GAPP on May 26, 2014 at 12:26pm

I agree it's not quite right, but it is a lovely idea - one that has already been developed - The Ferry.

Mike Gapp

Comment by bruce muirhead on May 26, 2014 at 12:28pm

I agree, let's star car-centirc!

Comment by bruce muirhead on May 31, 2014 at 3:16pm

Anyone remember when there was no bridge to mar the clean lines of the bay??

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