Section of Fullerton, CA’s Bike Boulevard Now Closed to Bicyclists to facilitate outdoor dining.

With virtually no warning, the city of Fullerton closed a short block of West Wilshire Ave. to vehicular traffic, including bicycles, to facilitate a new outdoor dining area before it was allowed by California’s emergency COVID-19 orders. Signs and barricades closed the street to cars, and specifically bicycles, even though the area of the closed street is a section of the City’s official Wilshire Bicycle Boulevard. A City staffer said that the closure is planned to last until November.  There is no indication that the City’s Active Transportation Committee, which has not met since February, was consulted about the street closure.