Spirit of Downtown Ventura Presents: Main Street Moves

YOU’RE INVITED! Beginning Tuesday, June 16th, Downtown Ventura welcomes you to safely shop, sip, snack, and stroll in the streets for 30 days of Main Street Moves!

For the next 30 days, we’re transforming five blocks of Main Street (from the Mission to Fir) and one block of California Street (between Santa Clara and Poli) into a spacious promenade open to pedestrian and cyclist traffic only.

During Main Street Moves, many Downtown restaurants, bars, and retail shops will expand their service area to the sidewalks, allowing more room for dining and shopping, giving visitors a chance to support Downtown Ventura businesses while maintaining safe distances. 

During the street closures, vehicles will not be permitted in the area and barricades will be in place to ensure the safety of visitors. The streets will be closed 24/7 during this 30 day event. Palm, Oak, Chestnut, and Fir remain open to through traffic.

Street Closure Map

Parking

2,000 free parking spots are available in Downtown. The City’s meters and pay stations will continue to be OFF during the monthlong closure. All parking lots around the closure are FREE, but the posted times will continue to be enforced. We have added additional signage to direct visitors to the available parking structure and surface lots. All parking on side streets will remain available, though there may be parking spots dedicated to take-out or order pick-ups. There will also be additional ADA parking added to adjacent side streets.

In addition to free parking, an additional 10 bike racks are being installed and can handle up to 140 bikes. Please be sure to lock up your bike when leaving it unattended.

Amenities

Temporary ADA restrooms will be installed in the 300 block of Main for public use, in addition to hand-washing stations located throughout the area.

Additional ADA parking will be added to adjacent side streets for easier, closer access to the closure areas.

Safety

For the safety of visitors, business owners and employees, we ask that you adhere to all public health guidelines. This includes practicing social distancing between yourself or your group and others and using the hand-washing stations provided.

Masks are now required, per the California Department of Public Health and Governor Newsom. Some exceptions apply. Additionally, businesses may require them upon entry.

Should you need assistance or have any immediate concerns, our Downtown Park Safety Ambassadors are here to assist you: 805-620-7023.

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