Pedestrian-Only Zone Proposed for San Diego

With the centennial of the Panama-California Exposition that created San Diego's Balboa Square approaching, the city is considering turning back the neighborhood to its former car-free glory.
September 8, 2010, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Mayor Jerry Sanders is quoted in this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune:

'The plaza was designed as a grand, ceremonial space, a gathering place for visitors and a hub of cultural activities in the heart of Balboa Park," Sanders said. "As you can see, previous generations traded in that vision and all they got in return was a few dozen parking spots and a steady drone of automobiles searching for an empty spot."

Much of the discussion about the new public square centers around creating a new parking garage for the displaced cars, and where the money will come from to build that garage.

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Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 in The Architect's Newspaper
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