One of the biggest changes in the San Diego Comic-Con last year – Harbor Drive's closure to all traffic and to all but those without a valid San Diego Comic-Con badge – is back in 2019.
San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con International and San Diego City announced today that Harbor Drive will again be closed to vehicle traffic (including bicycles, scooters and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard under Comic-Con during the following hours:
- Wednesday , July 18 3 PM – 10 PM
- Thursday, July 19 at. 19:00 – 19:00
- Friday, July 20 07:00 – 19:00
- Saturday, July 21 at. 7 AM – 8 PM
The three biggest exceptions to this rule are again emergency vehicles, the official Comic-Con shuttle buses, which will still be allowed through ADA drop-off and pick-up and those who bought parking at the congress center. These people must show their permission from the First Avenue page when they arrive after. 7.00.
This should make things easier for them on foot.
Here is a look at the planned road closures (click for larger):
Here's a look at the shared mobility device zone map:
Only badged members of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 can access the congress center area, which will be highlighted. If you arrive at the Convention Center and need to pick up your badge, you will still be able to access the Sails Pavilion through Hall C Lobby. Have proof of your registration with you.
For the non-badged members of the public seeking access to the waterfront behind the congress center, use either the Marina Walk between the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotels, Canyon Trail between the Marriott hotel and the congress center, the public pedestrian bridge along Park Boulevard and / or sidewalk along the south side of the Convention Road next to the Hilton Hotel.
The airport routes continue to operate for the participants and you will still board your shuttle stop along Harbor Drive. Here is a look at the shuttle card:
You can read the entire message here.
What do you think of these changes? Please let us know in the comments.