Balboa Park Parking Plan Draws Fire
January 6, 2011 11:28 a.m.
A plan to solve some of the problems with traffic in Balboa Park was announced last summer, with the support of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. It called for a privately funded renovation to remove parking spaces in the Plaza de Panama and make the plaza a pedestrian-only space. At the time, the idea, spearheaded by Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, received wide support. Now, the proposed method of diverting traffic from the Plaza by means of a bypass bridge is being criticized by a number of local organizations.