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New Pedestrian Signs Point the Way To, From San Ysidro Port of Entry

Traveling by foot or by bike just got a little bit easier near the country's busiest land border crossing. 

New wayfinding signs have been installed all over the San Ysidro district of San Diego that point travelers to the nearby border crossing, which is just steps away.

The signs show the closest transit centers and bus terminals as well as point to nearby shopping, the library and the San Ysidro Health Center.

They are meant to create some relief for people walking and biking across the typically vehicle-heavy border crossing.

Michael Hong lives in San Ysidro and walks the area quite often.  He told NBC 7 he's already used the signs several times for different things.

"It stands out. It's the first thing I see when I walk up the hill," he said.

The project is part of the recently adopted San Ysidro Community Plan, which included a push for wayfinding signs to support pedestrian and bicycle mobility.

The City of San Diego was able to make this addition by using a grant from the San Diego Association of Governments in partnership with the Urban Corps of San Diego County.

The signs are very similar to signs that the federal government will be installing within the Port of Entry as well, to make it as easy as possible for travelers.

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