SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — A change is in store for San Diego Comic-Con this year, but it could have a bigger impact on the non-fans heading to the Convention Center.
Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic, including bikes, scooter and skateboards, between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles.
Cars will be screened for Convention Center parking garage access at First Avenue. A second screening location will be at Park Boulevard.
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING?
Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic on the following days and times:
According to event organizers, the reason for the closure is is primarily a security and safety initiative designed to protect crowds and alleviate congestion issues in and around the Convention Center. Only Comic-Con 2018 badge holders will have access to the front drive, stairs and surrounding sidewalks of the San Diego Convention Center.
The front drive will only be closed to non-attendees. Badge member will have access to the Pink, Blue, Yellow or Teal Shuttles, and will be allowed to board their shuttle at the stop along Harbor Drive.
Big news: Harbor Drive will be closed to traffic for this year’s @Comic_Con. In addition only badged-attendees may access the @SDConventionCtr. Get answers to all your questions here: https://t.co/7BSg2dvNO7 @visitsandiego @CityofSanDiego @portofsandiego @GaslampQuarter pic.twitter.com/kTiOooBJpt— SD Convention Center (@SDConventionCtr) June 19, 2018
See below for more on changes for traffic and attendees this year: