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St. Pete to Close Portion of Bayshore Drive to Traffic

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The closure will make the road more bicycle and pedestrian friendly, officials say.

ST. PETERSBURG – This city is scheduled to close a section of Bayshore Drive to traffic to allow for increased use by people walking and bicycling.

The closure, which will begin at 8 a.m. Friday (May 22), will close Bayshore Drive NE between Fifth Avenue and Second Avenue. The closure will last until further notice.

“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,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “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.”

City Council Vice Chair Gina Driscoll said, “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.”

More information on Restart St. Pete website here: RestartStPete.com.

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