At Barnett Avenue’s southern end, where it meets Pacific Highway, the two-lane road was recently narrowed to a single lane. Though it is now a traffic bottleneck, before the conversion, I witnessed a bicyclist ride on the shoulder in a moderate amount of traffic. Drivers honked at the two-wheeler, as there wasn’t enough space for two car lanes and bicyclists on the blind curve.
The turn is now safer due to the reconfiguration that incorporated a clearly marked bike lane. However, commuting north on Pacific Highway and trying to merge onto Barnett Avenue toward Point Loma is still risky because of the sharp curve and the absence of a bike lane.