“It’s certainly a complex process and issue,” said Edward Wright, legislative aide to District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar. The Upper Great Highway is in Mar’s district.
I think it’s time for people who are for and against the Great Highway closure to try to find some middle ground. As someone pointed out on Nextdoor, the June 22 meeting was a waste of time …
Commissioner Chan expressed support in the long term for Concept Two, which features a promenade and two-way roadway, and in the short term, a timed promenade which would open the Great Highway to cars on weekdays and closed to cars as a promenade on weekends.
I strongly believe that the Upper Great Highway should immediately be opened fully and that there should be no two-year pilot study.
… anyone who has lived in this City for any length of time knows that “pilot programs” almost always become permanent.
Starting Wednesday, June 16, San Francisco Public Works will begin the annual sand maintenance activities along the Great Highway.
Why does MTA even bother to pretend our opinions have any influence on your decisions?
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission (Rec. and Park) and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board (SFMTA) recently announced a special public hearing to discuss a “proposed pilot” on the Great Highway.
On Sunday, April 17, a coalition of labor, faith, and community organizations and Supervisor Gordon Mar brought together hundreds of people in the Sunset District for a peaceful rally and march along the car-free Upper Great Highway in a powerful demonstration against hate and violence targeting the AAPI communities.
The Great Highway is “perfectly fine” in the same way the hideous Embarcadero Freeway was “perfectly fine” before it was demolished following the Loma Prieta earthquake.
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 …
No “solutions” are needed if the Highway is simply returned to its pre-pandemic use, which worked wonderfully for all and didn’t lead to any problems!
The District 4 Mobility Study was passed with funding from Proposition K by the SFCTA and Board of Supervisors for $500,000 to study a number of streets in District 4, including the Upper Great Highway closure and many other safety improvements on streets connected to the Upper Great Highway.
End the traffic and gridlock in the outer avenues! Closure of the Upper Great Highway has made a mess of the neighborhood. Now that construction on 19th Avenue is taking place, things are even worse!
For at least the 31 years I have lived in the Sunset District, the UGH, bordered, on either side by parallel pedestrian/biking paths, has effectively and safely served its function of providing a (quite scenic!) route of access between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way, without complaint and to everybody’s satisfaction.