Take a look into Palm Desert’s future during May when the city closes a portion of San Pablo Avenue to give people a taste of the changes proposed under the new General Plan.
The plan proposes changes to San Pablo Avenue, between Highway 111 and Fred Waring Drive, that would reduce it from two lanes to one lane for vehicular traffic in each direction, widen the sidewalks and bicycle lanes, add landscaping and street parking.
To demonstrate how it would look, San Pablo will be modified May 2-13 between San Gorgonio Way and Alessandro Drive, but remain open to traffic.
The city will bring in large boxed trees re-stripe the street and add traffic control devices along San Pablo, provided through Southern California Association of Governments, along with full size graphics and renderings to demonstrate the transformation the city has planned for that area.
The city was one of 16 cities out of 191 represented through SCAG chosen to be part of this year’s “Go Human” campaign – and the only one in the Coachella Valley.
The 11-day demonstration will be highlighted by “Vision San Pablo”, during the city’s First Weekend featured event from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th.
The event will close the street to traffic Saturday and include live music, art, beer garden, food and other activities.