Protests in North Park over plans to eliminate parking
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Protesters took to the streets today in reaction to bike lane plans that could eliminate all parking spaces on North Park’s 30th street.
The plan is part of the city’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases by encouraging people to ride their bikes. In order to do so, they would eliminate around 420 parking spots between Juniper St. and Howard Ave.
The city wants to create dedicated bike lanes on 30th street, and while many cyclists are in favor of the idea, residents and business owners in the area are concerned. Protesters claim that businesses need the parking spaces that would be eliminated, and that accidents could rise as a result of the changes. Another concern is for delivery trucks, garbage trucks and loading zones; the plan would eliminate these spaces, as well.