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Kudos: City improves busy Shores sidewalk

Kudos to the City of San Diego for fixing a stretch of sidewalk in La Jolla Shores, making it more pedestrian friendly. On one end, the congested sidewalk fronting Piatti Restaurant on Avenida de la Playa was only wide enough for two pedestrians, whether that be side by side in one direction, or within grazing distance as they passed each other. However, many were concerned that should someone be carrying a surfboard or beach bag, the congestion would be even worse or someone could get hurt. The city cut back on some of the shrubbery and laid additional concrete to widen the sidewalk.

At the end of the block, where Avenida de la Playa meets El Paseo Grande (pictured below), a temporary extension of the sidewalk became permanent. Formerly delineated as a walkway by caution tape and pylon on one side and shrubbery on the other, the walkway was not a part of the sidewalk. Since then, the sidewalk was extended to the end of the walkway and landscaped.

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