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Safety Comes To Santa Monica Farmers Market

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Santa Monica's Downtown Farmers Market will begin implementing new signs and safety barricades (resembling tennis court nets) at each of the market entrances as part of the city's "ongoing commitment to maximize market safety," notes the city website.

In addition to the nets, which will be used in Santa Monica for the first time at a farmers market, there will be additional pedestrian signs and enhanced traffic directional signs approaching the farmers market sites.

Market operation, access and vendor space will not be interrupted or affected by the new Traffic Control Plan, notes the city's release, and completion, notes the LA Times, is expected by late May, nearly eight years after an 86-year-old driver plowed through the Santa Monica Farmers Market killing 10 people and injured dozens.