“Slow Streets” Program Expanding in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA – Beginning this week, select streets in San Diego will be closed to vehicle traffic to increase space for bicycling and walking. According to the Times of San Diego, this new measure will help encourage a safe space for pedestrians and curb some of the heightened speeding and speed-related crashes we’ve seen across California since COVID-related stay-at-home orders.
As of now, the streets announced to be deemed a “safe street” are Diamond Street from Mission to Olney, Adams Avenue across I-805, and Howard Avenue from Park to 33rd. There will be additional streets, but those have not been announced yet. Major commuter bikeways will be reopened as well.
We urge our motorists to be safe and avoid those areas. We’ll update you when the city announces the additional closed streets.
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