It seems fairly obvious to all but the smallest percentage of people, that if the highway is going to be open to traffic during the week, it’s ludicrous to close the highway at noon on Fridays.
Decision ensures residents can continue to recreate safely at the partially-closed Great Highway, JFK Drive, and MLK Drive during the pandemic.
I totally agree with Steve Moran, whose letter to the editor in January’s Richmond Review says “Closure of the Upper Great Highway, at all, is idiotic.”
I confess to surprise verging on shock that the January issues of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers would abuse its public trust by marshaling its reporting staff to manipulate public opinion on a subject on which the public has diverse views.
At today’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Connie Chan asked Mayor London Breed about her vision for post-pandemic road measures in San Francisco, specifically Great Highway, JFK Drive, and Slow Streets.
I am one of your many neighbors (hello from the Outer Richmond!) who believes the Upper Great Highway should remain transformed as an oceanfront promenade park all day, every day year-round.
The controversy about whether the wheels rolling through Golden Gate Park and along the Upper Great Highway (UGH) should be on cars, or vehicles without motors, rolled into court in December via a lawsuit.
If you spend time on the Great Walkway, you may have seen me out there on a weekend, handing out flyers and stickers and asking if you’d like to help preserve the space’s future as a park.
On Dec. 17, six plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Rec. and Park general manager Philip A. Ginsburg and the Recreation and Parks Commission for violating state and local laws in shutting down the Great Highway, John F. Kennedy Drive, and Martin Luther King Drive to their disfavored members of the public.
For a few hours on Sunday, Oct. 31, the Upper Great Highway between Taraval Street and Sloat Boulevard was transformed into a Halloween festival for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and dancing.
As Outer Sunset/Parkside residents for 20+ years, we feel it is incumbent upon us to share our concerns about the current Upper Great Highway (UGH) policies and closures.
I still think the car closure is a good idea for a city that is very car friendly based on the amount of infrastructure intended for car traffic vs. bicycle or pedestrian traffic.
Wow, I’ve never seen the residents of the Sunset District so fired up as they are over the continuing closure of the Upper Great Highway.
After more than a year of being closed to motor vehicles during the pandemic, when the Upper Great Highway was opened to cars again on weekdays last August, some saw this as a reasonable compromise. But a couple of dozen bicyclists who felt blindsided by the decision felt like they had been sold out, betrayed.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today announced the launch of a three-month pilot program for food trucks on the Upper Great Highway during days the roadway is closed to vehicle traffic.