SLO may convert parking spaces, sidewalks into temporary dining areas

Posted at 6:49 PM, May 22, 2020

The San Luis Obispo City Council has approved a plan aimed at supporting the economic recovery of local businesses as they reopen.

The Open SLO program temporarily uses the city's public right-of-way, including sidewalks, parking spaces, and streets for community spaces.

Open SLO could include temporary weekend downtown street closures for outdoor dining and pedestrian use, temporary conversion of some designated parking spots to parklets and pick-up/delivery areas, pop-up bike lanes, and the use of Mission Plaza and city-owned parking lots for outdoor dining space.

The program is temporary and is expected to be in place for up to a year.

The city is soliciting feedback from the public by conducting surveys.

The surveys will be available online through May 31. To complete a survey, click here.

For detailed information on the Open SLO program, click here.