I enjoyed reading Julie Pitta’s commentary this morning in the Richmond Review and it felt validating as I agree with her about many things. One exception is my disagreement in the reason stated for Gordon Mar losing the election to Joel Engardio in District 4.
Board Votes to Keep UGH Closed to Cars on Weekends for 3 More Years
For the next three years, the Upper Great Highway (UGH) between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard will remain closed to cars from noon on Fridays to 6 a.m. on Mondays, despite pushback from two westside supervisors.
Letter to the Editor: The People Have Spoken on JFK/UGH
There can be no doubt about the result: People want car free areas in San Francisco.
Photos: ‘Incredible Costumes from the Great Hauntway, 2022.’ Photography by The Enloe Creative
Photos of costumed celebrants at the Halloween gathering on the Upper Great Highway (“Great Hauntway”), Oct. 30, 2022. Photos by The Enloe Creative.
Letter to the Editor: Save the JFK Promenade and Great Walkway
JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway, less than three miles, are two places where pedestrians, cyclists, runners, people who are blind, people who use wheelchairs, children, and pets can feel safe and breathe in clean air.
Sponsored: Westside SF – Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop. I, ‘No’ on Prop. J
City leadership has been missing in action across a range of issues, so not surprisingly a San Francisco Chronicle opinion poll found Mayor London Breed with less than 25% favorability rating, and the Board of Supervisors with 12%.
Letter to the Editor: Yes on Prop. I, No on Prop. J
As Gordon Mar’s “pilot project” moves through the city agencies and onto its eventual vote and passage by the Board of Supervisors, the Upper Great Highway’s closure will be allowed to continue without an environmental study through Dec. 31, 2025, for a total of five years and eight months since its initial shutdown, despite the escalation of erosion of our sand dunes and destruction of our wildlife sanctuary from unrestricted foot traffic when vehicles are banned and beachgoers ignore designated crosswalks.
Letter to the Editor: Luring More People Onto JFK Drive
A Sept. 27 article in the Chronicle revealed “a project to lure (emphasis mine) more people to JFK” which includes installing three 7-foot-tall Doggie Diner heads along JFK, plus “food trucks, places to grab coffee, areas for buskers and even a small beer garden.”
Letter to the Editor: New Supporter of “Great Walkway.”
Thanks to the closure, though, I have discovered a new route, one that I never would have taken before.
Letter to the Editor: Road Closures Do Not Combat Climate Change
It is one thing to create new open spaces on dilapidated properties or, for example, on a tunnel top in the Presidio. It is entirely another thing to close streets used by tens of thousands of automobile drivers every day in commuting to their various destinations, which inevitably and unnecessarily causes the release of massive amounts of additional greenhouse gasses.
Letter to the Editor: Prop. I is Climate Change Denial
Prop. I would reverse this effort, forcing car traffic back on JFK Drive and destroying the weekend compromise for the Upper Great Highway that District 4 residents support.
Letter to the Editor: SF’s Future Cannot Return to Car-Centric Design
SF’s future cannot return to car centric design through the reopening of JFK Drive, the Upper Great Highway, and Slow streets to automobiles.
News Analysis: Traffic at a Crossroads
San Francisco’s streets with traffic restrictions will face key decisions in coming months, including the approaching November ballot.
Press Release: Mar Proposes Keeping UGH Closed to Vehicles on Weekends Until 2025
District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar today introduced legislation that would maintain the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard as a car-free promenade on weekends and holidays under a three-year pilot study.
Letter to the Editor: From Open the Great Highway Alliance
Thank you for shining a light on so many of our neighborhood issues, especially those pertaining to the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard. Open the Great Highway Alliance, a nonprofit benefit corporation, hopes you will publish the following statement concerning upcoming legislation that will affect the future of the Great Highway.