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Our Readers Write: Thoughts on PB’s ‘slow street’

Diamond Street is temporarily closed to through traffic between Mission Boulevard and Haines Street as a "slow street."
Diamond Street in Pacific Beach is temporarily closed to through traffic between Mission Boulevard and Haines Street as one of San Diego’s first “slow streets.”
(Bing Maps / PB Monthly)

A reason for PB’s ‘slow street’?

I have an idea why Diamond Street in Pacific Beach was chosen to close as a “slow street.”

Diamond Street in Pacific Beach is temporarily closed to through traffic between Mission Boulevard and Haines Street — a development that may have surprised community leaders and other residents as much as motorists trying to use it.

Originally it was closed from farther east than Haines Street, and I think the reason it was chosen is because it is the only street that is relatively quiet that has a traffic light on the corner of Ingraham Street.

Without the light, people would be crossing a potentially dangerous street that is high-traffic, so having many pedestrians and bicyclists crossing it would be rather dangerous. Of course, now it begins on Haines, so that is no longer a problem, but may have been the original thought.

Andrea McCarren

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