In response to community requests, the City of Culver City has created a temporary Slow Streets Program for local residential streets.
- To allow for public use of the whole street width for walking, bicycling, scooting, skating, and any other mode of person-propelled transportation
- To expand availability for physical distancing intended to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
- Slow Streets are not to be used as public gathering places, for neighborhood group activities, or for group sports.
Slow Streets are not fully closed.
Street signs are posted on barricades at entry and exit locations to indicate the street is for local traffic only and requesting vehicles to maintain slow speeds and for all road users to exercise caution. Local traffic includes residents, deliveries to the homes, Uber/Lyft drop-off/pick-up activities, and City services (including emergency vehicles).
Slow Streets designation is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Once in place, the Slow Streets designation will remain in effect until:
- COVID-19 emergency orders are lifted by the City;
- A neighborhood decides to end the Slow Streets designation for their street; or
- The City determines that the purposes of the Slow Streets program are not being met.
Registered community volunteers ensure that streets signs remain in place and visible to all.
Designated volunteers also regularly report to the City on operations of the Slow Streets.