Culver City Gets ‘Slow Streets’ Temporarily

While Los Angeles has been posting ‘slow streets’ for several months now, the signs that are starting to pop up around Culver City are long-awaited welcome news to some. To others, it’s a source of confusion. So, here’s what it is all about. 

While the pandemic has changed many things for all of us, the need for fresh air and exercise they can get during the coronavirus pandemic, you may have see more walkers, more joggers, more strollers and people walking their dogs. And yet – city sidewalks are only so wide and don’t allow people to stay socially distanced while passing their neighbors.

So – the street that are now ‘slow’ –

Farragut Dr, from Duquesne Ave to Jackson Ave
Rhoda Way, from Ocean Dr to Dobson Way
McConnell Blvd, from alley south of Washington Blvd to Short Ave
Fox Hills Neighborhood

From the City – “In response to community requests, the City of Culver City has created a temporary Slow Streets Program for local residential streets to allow for social distancing during the pandemic by using the whole street width for walking, bicycling, scooting, skating, and any other modes of person-propelled transportation.

Slow Streets are not fully closed. Instead, they have signs posted on barricades at entry and exit locations that indicate the street is for local traffic only, and asking any vehicular traffic on the street to slow down and for all road users to exercise caution. 

Local vehicular access by residents, deliveries to the homes, Uber/Lyft drop-off/pick-up activities, City services (including emergency vehicles) will continue.  However, all vehicle drivers are asked to maintain slow speeds.

The Slow Streets designation is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, until COVID-19 emergency orders are lifted by the City.  Alternatively, until the neighborhood decides to end the Slow Streets designation for their street, or the City determines that the purposes of the Slow Streets program are not being met.”

Love the Slow Streets? Let the city know. Like all temporary programs, how we create change depends on how people respond to it. 

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