Laurel Lane in San Luis Obispo is open for public use again after some upgrades.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Lucy’s Coffee Shop on Tuesday to mark the reopening of the street. It now features a bike lane in each direction, 30 additional on-street parking spaces, and shorter distances for pedestrian crosswalks.
The improvements were made after a 2016 city report identified Laurel Lane as the most likely place for pedestrian collisions.
San Luis Obispo Public Works Director Daryl Grigsby said that the street was redesigned as a safe place for not just cars, but also pedestrians and cyclists.
The $2.5 million project was paid for using funding from the Measure G sales tax that was passed in 2014.