Two new ‘slow streets’ added in Redwood City

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Redwood City added two streets to its Slow Streets Pilot Program due to community feedback and input, according to the city.

“Sections of Bain and Crompton are now Slow Streets Neighborhoods,” the city said.

Slow Streets is a temporary pilot program using signage to discourage vehicular traffic on certain streets during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period. The program aims to provide safe open spaces for residents to be physically active within their own neighborhood while social distancing. The program also maintains vehicular access to homes and businesses and for emergency and delivery services.

About 3 percent of city streets are currently Slow Streets.

For more information on the program, or to learn how to request a street, provide feedback and to volunteer by keeping an eye on teh signage and barricades placed, click here.