Kirkham Street is closed to through traffic, but one would not know that simply by standing on the street. Kirkham is as active as ever; cars are simply cutting around the “slow street” barriers and driving as if it were a normal road.
SF’s future cannot return to car centric design through the reopening of JFK Drive, the Upper Great Highway, and Slow streets to automobiles.
San Francisco’s streets with traffic restrictions will face key decisions in coming months, including the approaching November ballot.
Today, a new group of activists is looking to build on the foundation laid by McIntyre. They are fighting to preserve Slow Lake Street, one of several Slow Streets created by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) in 2020.