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San Luis Obispo rideshare loading zones go into effect Tuesday night

Posted: 3:02 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-02 00:28:19-04
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Downtown San Luis Obispo’s late-night ride-share loading zone program will go into effect Tuesday night.

The pilot program was approved by the San Luis Obispo City Council in August.

It designates certain areas as loading zones where people can get picked up. The goal is to make it safer for pedestrians and the driver by preventing cars from stopping in travel lanes to pick-up and drop-off passengers or having people run across the street to meet their vehicles.

The loading zones are at:

  • 700 block of Higuera (between Garden and Broad Streets)
  • 1000 block of Chorro Street (in front of Luna Red)

The ride-share loading zones will be enforced from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m with a five-minute loading limit.

The pilot program will be tested for one year, then the city will get feedback from police, local businesses, rideshare companies and Downtown SLO to determine the programs success. If the program is successful it will continue until otherwise changed by the City Council.