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Part of Bayshore Dr. Closed to Traffic, Open to Pedestrians

St. Petersburg, FL (May 21, 2020) -- Bayshore Dr. NE., between 5th Ave. and 2nd Ave., will be closed until further notice to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, May 22 at 8 a.m. to allow for increased use by people walking and cycling.

Said Mayor Rick Kriseman, “Beyond our Open Streets events, we have been looking at opportunities to experiment with road closures and create more space for those walking, biking and exercising. While this is a small stretch of road, it is heavily used and should give residents and visitors the chance to further spread out. I am hopeful it will be used wisely.”

Said City Council Vice Chair Gina Driscoll: “This is an exciting opportunity to help foster more enjoyment of our downtown waterfront while allowing for easier social distancing. This closure should help to inform future actions related to opening our streets for alternative uses.”

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