NATIONAL CITY LAUNCHES SHARED STREETS PILOT PROGRAM
To provide additional outdoor space for walking, running and biking, the City is unveiling 1.5 blocks of temporary street closures.
The City of National City will implement temporary improvements to local streets that create safe spaces for residents to bike, walk, run, scoot, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a grant from SANDAG the City will temporarily close one and half blocks of residential streets along W. 14th Street starting midblock between Wilson Avenue and Harding Avenue, and continue to Coolidge Avenue next to the Casa de Salud Youth Center. The closures will be in place from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through Thursday, July 30 2020.
National City’s Shared Streets program will allow local residents to spend time outside while maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from their neighbors. The temporary street closures will apply to thru traffic only. Streets will remain open to local traffic, including deliveries and waste services. We are encouraging the community to get outside and play, bring your bike, scooter or your favorite sneakers and get some exercise outdoors.
On Friday, July 10 from 3 pm to 5 pm the Community Services Department will be highlighting this great program with a “Summer Kickoff”. We will be distributing 100 free activity bags for kids; which will include sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, water balloons, and more fun goodies! Kona Ice will be giving away 100 free snow cones for kids. This “Summer Kickoff” is a great way to encourage outdoor activities while following state and local guidelines. Activity bags and snow cones will be distributed outside of Casa De Salud Youth Center (1408 Harding Avenue). The Shared Streets Pilot Program is open to passive recreation such as walking, running and biking; gatherings are not permitted. Please comply with all COVID-19 restrictions and practice social distancing.
Press Release (PDF)
You may also visit SANDAG’s Shared Streets Pilot Program webpage here.