Palafox Street In Downtown Pensacola Will Be Pedestrian Only Every Sunday Through June

May 23, 2020

A section of Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola will be closed to vehicle traffic for “Sunday Strolls” every Sunday in May and June to promote safe outdoor retail and restaurant activities to support local businesses.
Palafox Street from Garden Street to Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every Sunday through June beginning Sunday, May 24.

Closing the street to vehicular traffic will provide additional space for downtown visitors to more easily practice social distancing while supporting local businesses.

The City of Pensacola hopes area residents will support local restaurants and businesses as they enter economic recovery. CDC social distancing guidelines should be followed.


4 Responses to “Palafox Street In Downtown Pensacola Will Be Pedestrian Only Every Sunday Through June”

  1. Sedition on May 27th, 2020 8:43 am


    Not a bad idea. Why don’t we remove it all together from auto traffic and hand it over to the foot pounders.
    Then, we can remove the road from all gas tax funds and make all those businesses responsible for paying the upkeep on said road.

    That’s not a bad idea at all!

  2. JOHN LEE BASS on May 24th, 2020 5:02 am

    Long overdue! Car congestion is history! Good riddens! Plus, *MORE* need exercise, *MORE* foot traffic = more business!

  3. bob c on May 23rd, 2020 7:31 am

    We were riding around last Sunday and saw South Palafox was blocked off. This was around 1:00 and looked like not a whole lot of folks taking advantage of the opportunity. Of course it was Mother’s Day and guess lots were home.
    Was nice because the cross-streets on Palafox were open so we could get to our destination without having to go all around the downtown area.
    Very obvious that having the bars closed sure cut deep into the number of people downtown.
    Remember the Meaning of Memorial Day, Be Thankful for those who gave their lives in service to the USA. God Bless the USA and All of Us.

  4. Sedition on May 23rd, 2020 7:30 am

    Yea…let’s take a street paid for and maintained by gas tax dollars and prevent autos from using said street.
    Makes sense in an LSD induced reality.

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