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Go With The Flow Santa Monica

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Traffic Management Program


The City of Santa Monica is proactively trying to manage the anticipated influx of people into Downtown during our summer weekends and holidays. The city is asking drivers to “Go with the Flow.”  Back for a second year - this summer traffic management program aims to keep cars moving, streets safer and parking easier to find in Downtown Santa Monica. GWTF crop

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, every weekend and holiday will be designated a “Go with the Flow” day. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. traffic officers and other city staff will be out in force; directing drivers in and out of parking structures, relieving crowded intersections and trouble spots, and keeping intersections clear of gridlock.   

Another key factor in this traffic reduction strategy will be the reduction of left turns.  In the Downtown area making left turns in or out of parking structures will not be allowed. This will keep traffic flowing and reduce backups entering and exiting structures.

In addition, signs will be placed at major routes into town notifying drivers which lots have available spaces. Headed to the beach or pier? Additional signs will direct drivers to the South Beach lots instead of Downtown.

This website will be your starting point for an easy, breezy day at the beach. Check back for updated itineraries of what to do, where to eat, and what to see. Plus, you will find helpful maps, links and real-time traffic information.


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