At the City Council meeting held this past Monday, the City Council authorized a temporary pilot program to encourage reduced driving on a few streets, while the Shelter-in-Place Order is in effect. The intent of the Slow Streets program is to allow residents to more safely walk and bike with members of their households on already low-traffic streets.
For a printable version of the program elements, click here.
What the Program Does
- Increases space where people can get physical activity while abiding by social distancing protocols
- Maintains local access to homes and businesses
- Maintains emergency and delivery access
What the Program Does Not
- Provide space for people to congregate with friends or neighbors
- Install barricades and signage at every intersection (only select streets have been identified)
What Streets are Included in Phase 1?
There are 10 streets included in the first phase of the pilot program. In total, there are 5 miles of temporary soft closure (2.5% of total streets in the City). To view a printable map, click here. You can also view the streets in an interactive map by clicking here.
If you'd like to suggest a street to be considered for the program, request a street change, or have overall feedback, complete the below form or email email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
(Last updated May 1, 2020)
Will I still be able to get to my house?
Yes, all residents may still drive to their house you do not need to park elsewhere. Please use extra care when driving on this street (and all streets during the COVID-19 crisis and always). Parking along these streets is not impacted by this program.
Will the signs/barriers be in place 24/7?
Yes, program signage will be in place at all times (24/7) during the pilot. There will be signage that reads "Road Closed to Thru Traffic," warning signs alerting drivers to pedestrians/bicyclists, and barriers that block one lane of traffic. Because the barriers do not go across the whole street, you do not need to move them in order to get onto or off of the street.
If I live on a Slow Streets block, what do I do with my trash, compost and recycling carts?
Please continue to set out your trash, compost and recycling carts at the curb in front of your home as usual.
Are these streets closed to people performing essential services (emergency vehicles, waste collection, street sweeping, essential construction activities, deliveries, etc.)?
No, people driving to final destinations on corridors that are closed to through traffic may still use these streets to access final destinations. We appreciate all of our essential workers who are supporting our residents and businesses - from collecting waste and recycling to providing deliveries from restaurants, grocery stores, and pharmacies, and everything in between.