5/16/23- City Leaders showed off new stainless steel traffic bollards that will be used at each intersection on Fifth Avenue in the San Diego Gaslamp District. From Fifth Ave & K Street to Fifth & Broadway. Opening those portions of Fifth Ave to pedestrian traffic only. As featured on NBC 7 News: www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/removable-bollards-help-gaslamp-quarters-fifth-avenue-become-more-pedestrian-friendly/3228809/
The removable bollards will start being used on Fifth Ave starting in Mid-June. On July 1, 2023 the traffic bollards will be in place daily from 12pm- 2am. The City of San Diego is conducting a feasibility study to determine the longevity of the Pedestrian Only Promenade Project.
There will be 8 unique plazas in the Gaslamp Promenade from Fifth St. & L St to Fifth & Broadway. Design details including public art, street furniture, exhibits, lighting features and more are in development. Fostering community by building a place for social connections, conversations, dining, and entertainment is a goal of the Gaslamp Quarter Association in this innovative pedestrian Gaslamp Promenade Project!
For frequently asked questions and more information on this project and impacts on the San Diego Gaslamp District please see the attached link developed by the Gaslamp Quarter Association: www.gaslamp.org/promenade/
It will impact vehicular traffic on Fifth Avenue for part of the day, but the project allows cross traffic through intersecting streets with Fifth Avenue, and there will be full vehicle access from 2am-12pm each day.
Personally I’m excited about this change coming to part of downtown San Diego.
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