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A century on, San Diego’s at last realizes plan for bay boulevard

The thought for the “Bay to Park Paseo” stroll was first conceived in 1908 by a famend city planner, John Nolen.

More than a century later, San Diego has at last realised its imaginative and prescient for a boulevard connecting the encompassing bay with the well-known Balboa Park.

It’s a becoming time for a undertaking like this to complete, as a result of this 12 months San Diego holds the title of “World Design Capital”, shared in 2024 with the Mexican metropolis of Tijuana, situated near San Diego, straight south on the border with California.

Fittingly, on the brand new Bay to Park Paseo boulevard walkers can now see installations by 13 design groups. There are additionally many well-known landmarks of the coastal metropolis alongside the virtually 3 kilometre-long route (1.7 miles).

The undertaking is aimed to encourage individuals to stroll extra and be extra conscious of the setting. Free public excursions of the Bay to Park Paseo will start on May 4. More data could be discovered at baytoparkpaseo.org.

According to the San Diego Tourism Authority, a number of occasions are being staged over the approaching weeks, together with lectures, design exhibitions and public design workshops.

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