In San Diego County, the only city with a larger population than Chula Vista is San Diego. In fact, with a population of 243,916 as of the last census, Chula Vista is the seventh largest city in Southern California, the 14th largest city in all of California, and the 77th largest city in the United States. However, when you consider its location, it is no wonder that Chula Vista’s population ranks as high as it does.
At 7.5 miles in either direction, Chula Vista is located equal distance between downtown San Diego and the Mexican border. It is a region known as South Bay and is one of the most culturally diverse and richest economic communities in the entire country. In addition, the area itself is beautiful, located in the heart of the scenery of the San Diego Bay and the coastal mountain foothills.
Chula Vista’s Mediterranean climate allows its residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor activities and an overall active lifestyle year round. It also allows it to be one of the few cities in the nation to be able to be home to a year-round United States Olympic Training Center.
With such a large and thriving community, Chula Vista offers several transportation options. Rail services in the area include such options as Metrolink’s commuter rail service, Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, the San Diego Trolley, Sprinter’s light rail service and the San Diego Coast Express Rail. Automobiles, motorcycles and trucks have more than a few major freeways and highways in the area to choose from, including Interstate 5, Interstate 805, Interstate 905, State Route 54 and State Route 125. The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) handle bus services in the area.
Bicycles can also be added to the transportation mix, because the San Diego metropolitan area, of which Chula Vista is a part of, is one of the most bike friendly communities in the country. Even without the addition of the bicycles, the roadways of Chula Vista are already crowded with so many roadways, forms of transportation and such a large population. That type of congestion makes the area ripe for traffic accidents.
Our San Diego accident attorney understands that Chula Vista traffic accidents are going to happen, but more importantly, he understands how to help the victims of personal injury accidents defend their rights and recover the compensation they need to get their lives back on track, because he has been doing it for decades.
Did you know?: In 2009, California had three days without a traffic fatality. In 2010, California had no days without a traffic fatality.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego accident attorney