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How and where should the temporary use of public streets and parking for outdoor dining and safe physical distancing be implemented to promote Downtown vitality and community safety?

584 registered responses


Are you a resident of the City of San Luis Obispo?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 84.2% 492
No 15.8% 92

How supportive are you of the following options to provide additional public space for walking, biking, outdoor dining, and retail?

Temporary closure of City-owned parking lots for outdoor dining, retail, and pedestrian use.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 62.7% 366
Supportive 13.7% 80
Neutral 7.9% 46
Not Supportive 8.9% 52
Not at All Supportive 6.8% 40
Temporary closure of downtown streets for outdoor dining, retail, and pedestrian use.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 76.7% 448
Supportive 12.7% 74
Neutral 3.6% 21
Not Supportive 3.3% 19
Not at All Supportive 3.8% 22
A “parklet” program where a limited number of downtown on-street parking stalls would be converted to public space for extended pedestrian space and outdoor dining.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 72.4% 423
Supportive 16.4% 96
Neutral 3.1% 18
Not Supportive 3.6% 21
Not at All Supportive 4.3% 25
I Don't Know 0.2% 1
Closing a limited number of residential streets outside of the downtown to thru-traffic, providing more safe space for walking, biking and physical distancing (note access for residents, deliveries, emergency services would be retained).
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 51.0% 298
Supportive 14.7% 86
Neutral 9.9% 58
Not Supportive 11.6% 68
Not at All Supportive 11.0% 64
I Don't Know 1.7% 10
Installing temporary protected bike lanes using low-cost materials while citywide traffic levels are low.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 57.2% 334
Supportive 14.6% 85
Neutral 11.1% 65
Not Supportive 7.5% 44
Not at All Supportive 8.7% 51
I Don't Know 0.9% 5

If public streets, City-owned parking lots, or other public spaces are temporarily closed to vehicles for pedestrians, outdoor dining, and retail, how important are the following considerations?

Availability of nearby on-street parking.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Important 31.2% 182
Important 27.6% 161
Neutral 20.2% 118
Not Important 14.4% 84
Not at All Important 7.2% 42
I Don't Know 0.3% 2
Availability of nearby passenger drop off areas.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Important 36.3% 212
Important 38.0% 222
Neutral 15.4% 90
Not Important 7.4% 43
Not at All Important 3.1% 18
I Don't Know 0.5% 3
Time and length of closure.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Important 25.3% 148
Important 25.5% 149
Neutral 24.0% 140
Not Important 13.9% 81
Not at All Important 10.6% 62
I Don't Know 2.1% 12
Physical barriers and other measures to ensure safety when walking, cycling, dining, and/or shopping.
Response Percent Response Count
Very Important 46.6% 272
Important 32.0% 187
Neutral 14.0% 82
Not Important 5.3% 31
Not at All Important 2.2% 13
I Don't Know 0.7% 4

The following are proposed locations for temporary closures of streets and use of City-owned spaces within the downtown for walking, outdoor dining, and retail. How supportive would you be of each of these strategies?

Mission Plaza
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 73.1% 427
Supportive 14.6% 85
Neutral 5.5% 32
Not Supportive 2.6% 15
Not at All Supportive 3.3% 19
I Don't Know 1.0% 6
Parking Lot 10 (on the corner of Higuera Street and Nipomo Street)
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 53.6% 313
Supportive 19.3% 113
Neutral 13.2% 77
Not Supportive 5.7% 33
Not at All Supportive 6.7% 39
I Don't Know 1.5% 9
Monterey Street near Mission Plaza (from Chorro Street to Osos Street)
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 67.5% 394
Supportive 19.2% 112
Neutral 4.8% 28
Not Supportive 3.6% 21
Not at All Supportive 4.1% 24
I Don't Know 0.9% 5
Higuera Street (from Osos Street to Nipomo street, while maintaining cross street access to vehicles during Marsh Street Bridge Closure)
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 66.4% 388
Supportive 17.3% 101
Neutral 5.0% 29
Not Supportive 4.1% 24
Not at All Supportive 6.3% 37
I Don't Know 0.9% 5
The intersection of Broad Street and Monterey Street (south of the Mission, commonly referred to as “the dog leg")
Response Percent Response Count
Very Supportive 59.6% 348
Supportive 19.0% 111
Neutral 11.3% 66
Not Supportive 5.0% 29
Not at All Supportive 4.5% 26
I Don't Know 0.7% 4

What other public spaces or street blocks - within or outside of Downtown - should the City consider for temporary closure to provide space for safe physical distancing?

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Please share any suggestions you have to make this program more successful.

Answered
252
Skipped
332

Anything else you would like to add?

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281
Skipped
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Temporary closure of City-owned parking lots for outdoor dining, retail, and pedestrian use.
Temporary closure of downtown streets for outdoor dining, retail, and pedestrian use.
A “parklet” program where a limited number of downtown on-street parking stalls would be converted to public space for extended pedestrian space and outdoor dining.
Closing a limited number of residential streets outside of the downtown to thru-traffic, providing more safe space for walking, biking and physical distancing (note access for residents, deliveries, emergency services would be retained).
Installing temporary protected bike lanes using low-cost materials while citywide traffic levels are low.
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Important
Neutral
Not Important
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Availability of nearby on-street parking.
Availability of nearby passenger drop off areas.
Time and length of closure.
Physical barriers and other measures to ensure safety when walking, cycling, dining, and/or shopping.
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Supportive
Neutral
Not Supportive
Not at All Supportive
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Mission Plaza
Parking Lot 10 (on the corner of Higuera Street and Nipomo Street)
Monterey Street near Mission Plaza (from Chorro Street to Osos Street)
Higuera Street (from Osos Street to Nipomo street, while maintaining cross street access to vehicles during Marsh Street Bridge Closure)
The intersection of Broad Street and Monterey Street (south of the Mission, commonly referred to as “the dog leg")
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