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Initially, 12 city streets will be closed to through traffic. Local vehicle access will still be permitted.
The idea is to make it easier for people to maintain social distancing by allowing them to get off narrow sidewalks and walk in their neighborhood streets without having cars speeding by.
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Breed acknowledged Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for leading the way.
The city is calling this phase one, so we could see more closures ahead.
See more about the slow streets program here.
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