Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic during Comic-Con International 2018

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego have announced a new traffic route that creates a pedestrian-only experience during Comic-Con International 2018.

Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic (including bikes, scooters and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Cars will be screened for Convention Center parking garage access at First Avenue. A second screening location will be at Park Boulevard.

“This decision is a joint effort by the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego, the Port of San Diego and the organizers of Comic-Con,” said Josh Layne, Director of Public Safety for the Convention Center. “These security and safety initiatives are designed to protect crowds and alleviate congestion issues in and around the Convention Center.”

David Glazner, Marketing Director of Comic-Con told Ashlie Rodriguez that people who live downtown don’t drive down Harbor Drive during Comic-Con anyway. He hopes this plan will maximize the safety features of the San Diego Convention Center.

Any exhibitor or attendee with a parking pass for the Ace Parking garage directly underneath the San Diego Convention Center will be allowed to drive through. All other drivers will be diverted away from the Convention Center.

KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez has the details.

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