Southern California COVID-19 Street Repurposing: Slow Streets Expanding and Outdoor Dining Getting Underway

As COVID-19 continues to spread in L.A. County, efforts to re-purpose street space are taking place in communities from Whittier to Long Beach to Del Rey and many places in between.

With people sheltering at home, and many trails and parks closed, Angelenos are out walking more than usual. Sidewalks are too narrow for needed distancing, so people are walking in streets. Those streets have less car traffic, but this has resulted in more dangerous and deadly speeding.