One of the biggest changes to the San Diego Comic-Con last year – the suspension of Harbor Drive for all road users and those without a valid San Diego Comic-Con emblem – is back for 2019.
The San Diego Convention Center, the Comic-Con International and the City of San Diego today announced that the Harbor Drive will be open during the Comic-Con between First Avenue and the Park Boulevard for vehicular traffic (including bicycles, scooters and Skateboards) will be locked the following hours:
- Wednesday, July 18 15:00 – 22:00
- Thursday, July 19 07:00 – 22:00
- Friday, July 20 07: 00 – 22:00
- Saturday, July 21
- Sunday, July 22 7:00 – 20:00
The three main exceptions to this rule are again rescue vehicles, the official comic -Con shuttle buses that can still be passed through, ADA pick-up and pick-up service, and those who have purchased parking for the convention center. These people must show their permission from the First Avenue site if they arrive after 7am.
This should make the work a bit easier for pedestrians.
Here is a look at the planned road closures (click to enlarge):
Here is a look at the Map of the Shared Mobility Zone:
Members only Name tags of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 are allowed to be accessed on the area surrounding the convention center. If you arrive at the convention center and need to pick up your ID, you will still have access to the Sails Pavilion through the Lobby in Hall C. Have proof of your registration with you.
For those who do not wish to access the waterfront behind the convention center, you must either use the Marina Walk between the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel, Canyon Path between the Marriott Hotel and the Convention Center, the public pedestrian bridge Walk along the Park Boulevard and / or the walkway along the south side of the Convention Way next to the Hilton Hotel.
Shuttle Routes Continue Driving for the participants, and you are still boarding your shuttle at Harbor Drive. Here is a look at the shuttle card:
The full announcement can be found here.
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