I respectfully ask that the Upper Great Highway (UGH) be re-opened.
I live in the Outer Richmond and use the UGH often for travel to Sloat Boulevard to businesses and to access the South Bay. It is an incredibly scenic wonder of San Francisco and saves significant time when traveling south. It allows people who cannot walk or bike to enjoy the ocean and dunes.
Could the district please re-consider permanently closing the UGH? I walked along it when it was closed to cars and found it was like walking in a parking lot, whereas the landscaped pedestrian path along the side is elevated and allows for better views.
I’ve talked to many neighbors who agree that the UGH is an integral route to those living in this area and the Sunset. There is already a wonderful pedestrian path along the road and ample room for bicyclists on the road itself.
Please, please, please don’t close the UGH!
Elisa Ignatius, Outer Richmond Resident
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