Getting around the Port of San Diego's Embarcadero is about to get a lot easier. Visitors and residents alike will soon be able to enjoy the convenience of the Big Bay Shuttle service, which is being operated through a partnership with Ace Parking Management.
The shuttle will run on a loop, providing easy access from Downtown San Diego to the attractions along the Embarcadero, and on to Harbor Island.
Boaters visiting San Diego can now reserve a slip even before dropping anchor and setting foot on land. The San Diego Harbor Police Department has launched an online service as a convenience for recreational boaters and visitors to San Diego Bay. Previously, the only ways to request a slip were to initially dock and reserve in-person or to place a call, while availability was first-come, first served.
In a little more than a year from now, the North Embarcadero area between Navy Pier and the B Street Pier will feature an expansive,105-foot wide public promenade, public gardens, shade pavilions, new landscaping and other amenities when construction on the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase I project is completed.
As a visible sign of progress, on Monday, May 20, 2013, traffic lanes were moved approximately 60 feet to the east between Navy and B Street Piers. This will allow construction of the waterfront promenade to begin. Additionally, two pavilions that will house a café, a visitor information center, two ticket kiosks and a public restroom will begin construction.
Seventy-one students from Logan and Perkins Elementary schools participated. Several students submitted "Logan" as the new tug name, as a sign of pride in their neighborhood.