How to Travel Between San Bernardino and Redlands . . . And Vice Versa
March 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Redlands and San Bernardino share a border, but it can sometimes be difficult to travel between the two cities. San Bernardino is the older of the two cities, even if you are talking about San Bernardino’s second incorporation. San Bernardino was laid out first, on mostly a straight north, south, east, west grid. Part of Redlands is on a north, south, east, west, grid, the former Lugonia. Most of south Redlands lies in opposition to San Bernardino’s grid.
Interstate 10 connects the two cities. Redlands Boulevard, the former Highway 99, enters Loma Linda before it goes through San Bernardino. The same is true for State Route 210: You have to enter the City of Highland before it connects to San Bernardino. Though San Bernardino International Airport (formerly Norton AFB) is the border between a large swath of the two cities, the Santa Ana Wash currently prohibits direct access without going to Tippecanoe or Alabama/Palm.
The major streets with a border between San Bernardino and Redlands are Mountain View Avenue and San Bernardino Avenue; Victoria Avenue and Almond Avenue also work. Lugonia Avenue used to connect to Mountain View, but a development turned it into a cul-de-sac in the 2000s. While I was at the City of Redlands, there was some talk about a Mountain View Avenue extension across the river, but I have no idea about the status of such plans.