Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic–including bikes, scooters and skateboards–during next month’s Comic-Con in an effort to improve safety and security during the highly attended event, officials announced Tuesday.
Additionally, only “badged members” (Comic-Con attendees) will be allowed access to Harbor Drive, as well as the access areas around the San Diego Convention Center. Any member of the public without a badge will be asked to leave, according to officials.
“This is primarily a security and safety initiative designed to protect crowds and alleviate congestion issues in and around the Convention Center. We are aware in the past that nonbadged members of the public have been allowed on the property surrounding the San Diego Convention Center, but that is no longer the case,” according to a joint statement from the City of San Diego, the Port of San Diego, and the San Diego Convention Center.
Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic between First Avenue and Park Boulevard on the following days and times:
• WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 (3 – 9 p.m.)
• THURSDAY, JULY 19 (7 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
• FRIDAY, JULY 20 (7 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
• SATURDAY, JULY 21 (7 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
• SUNDAY, JULY 22 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Emergency vehicles and shuttle buses carrying Comic Con attendees will be allowed through, officials said.
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