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San Luis Obispo city staff celebrate Laurel Lane traffic safety improvements

Posted at 7:45 PM, Oct 30, 2018

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.

Laurel Lane in San Luis Obispo after safety improvements. (KSBY photo)
Laurel Lane in San Luis Obispo after safety improvements. (KSBY photo)

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.