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.
The Great Highway has always been a safe, shared space among drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians and others.
I’ve done a little research into the many violations of vehicle codes and the SF Transportation Code by the Thursday evening “Slow Ride” participants.
Climate change is real and change MUST happen, and fast. However, closing a highway does not make the vehicles disappear.
Those who view the weekday re-opening of the Great Highway as a change for the worse completely ignore the fallout of the decision to close the Great Highway in the first place.
Our webpage is www.greathauntway.com, and the event is Oct. 31, 3-6 p.m. at Taraval.
Closure of the Great Highway has INCREASED carbon emissions and hurt working people — but a compromise is possible.
Being a lifetime San Francisco resident for 75 years and enjoying Ocean Beach and the Great Highway areas for a fairly long time, I feel there is a simple solution that will satisfy the warring factions that seem bent on making this whole affair an either/or situation.
Stretch from Lincoln Way to Sloat Blvd will continue to be closed to car traffic on weekends and holidays, but will open up to car traffic during the week
“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.