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    Driving around

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    Traffic in Coronado

    Driving around Coronado is easy, even relaxing I could say, no traffic jams, at least when I was there on April's Saturday before midday.

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    There are traffic jams near the Bridge and the Silver Strand every morning and every evening when the personel at North Island goes to work and gets off work.
    When you were here, that base--as well as all the other bases around here--was almost empty because so many went to Iraq.
    Thank you Linda!

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    Alternative road to Coronado

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    SAN  DIEGO  BAY  from the Silver Strand

    Coronado is not an island (maybe it was) - it's a long peninsula. So except by a bridge you can get there from south by a land: driving highway 75 from Imperial Beach as we did. So we had the Pacific Ocean on the left and San Diego Bay on the right.

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    Coronado was and is an Island. The "Silver Strand" (the road we took from Imperial Beach to Coronado.) is "landfill" that the US Government built up to create that road, so Military Personel, living south of San DiegoCity could reach the base without having to drive all the way to downtown to get to work. (In those days there was only a ferry to Coronado. The Bridge across the SD Bay was built in 1969) The Silver Strand is like a bridge to Coronado.
    Thank you Linda for your great explanations.

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    An Old Pick-Up....

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 27, 2011

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    ...Or any old car.

    Coronado is small enough to walk around, however for those who are unable to walk comfortably, or those who would like to get lost in the confusing grid of Coronado, driving would be the best way of getting around. During the early mornings, and in the late afternoons the traffic near the Silver Strand and along the way to The Bridge can be quite clogged. Avoid those areas at those times. In general, there is little traffic and a parking space may be dear, but not impossible to find.

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    Choose appropriate lane

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    LEFT  OR  STRAIGHT?

    Changing lanes before intersections was quite easy in Coronado, traffic was moderate and drivers always gave us a way hehe!

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