Comic-Con San Diego: Road closures and traffic information

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-15 22:57:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)— Comic-Con is just three days away, and Downtown San Diego is quickly transforming into what looks like a movie set. With more than 100,000 attendees expected and road closures planned in the main area, navigating the streets will be tricky. 

Starting Wednesday at 3 pm, no cars will be allowed on Harbor Drive between First Avenue and Park Boulevard. Ride-share drops are not allowed here either. Only Comic-Con shuttles will be allowed on Harbor Drive. Here are the details on Harbor Drive closure:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 3 pm to 9 pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 7 am to 9 pm
Friday, July 20, 2018, from 7 am to 9 pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 7 am to 9 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 7 am to 7 pm

Because of the road closures, many pedestrians are expected to rent dockless bikes and electric scooters. Here are the rules:

Biking and Riding scooters are not allowed inside the San Diego Convention Center. During the Convention, the Port of San Diego has announced that the dockless rentals can only be parked in four designated locations:

The corner of Harbor Drive and First Avenue
The corner of Harbor Drive and Fifth Avenue
Near the round-about at Embarcadero Marina Park North
Near the stairs of the Pedestrian Bridge (Park Ave.) on the Petco Park side. 

If Port Authorities catch riders parking rentals in places other than these designations locations, they will be told to move them. 

Regardless of Comic-Con, California law requires cyclists under 18 years old to wear a helmet. Helmets are also required for all scooter riders. The bike and scooter rental companies do not provide helmets on-site. Renters must have their own. However, “BIRD” users can request a free helmet through the app days beforehand. Shipping costs apply. 

Finally, to rent a motorized scooter, riders must be 18 years old with a drivers license. Riding scooters on crosswalks is not allowed.  Tandem riding is never allowed.

CLICK HERE for Comic-Con parking information