It’s the final stretch of the Car-Free JFK Campaign – let’s win this.

We are so close to winning a permanent Car-Free John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park, and this week’s developments have already made history.

Last Thursday, March 10, we turned out at City Hall for a joint special meeting of the SFMTA Board and Rec and Park Board to hear the staff program proposal for Car-Free JFK Dr. Our team of advocates and supporters filled up half the room in City Hall, and we had over 100 people make a public comment overwhelmingly supporting Car-Free JFK! After hours of public comment, the MTA and RPD Boards passed the proposal!

On Tuesday, March 15, Mayor London Breed introduced her groundbreaking legislation to make JFK Dr. permanently car-free at the Board of Supervisors meeting. This legislation gets us one major step closer to making JFK Dr. a safe, people-first promenade in Golden Gate Park, and is just the beginning of a safer, accessible, and more livable San Francisco. The SF Bicycle Coalition and our partners have been working for decades to get where we are today, and this work can only come to fruition with strong, visionary leadership from our city leaders.

What happens now? Mayor Breed’s legislation for Car-Free JFK Dr., will need to sit for 30 days before any action is taken. Once the 30 days is up, it will go to the Board’s Land Use Committee, likely in mid-April. Then, if it passes committee, the Board of Supervisors will make the final vote for the future of this car-free space. This is where we’ll need all the people power we can get.

We’re in the final stretch – will you stick with us and help ensure we win a Car Free JFK Dr. for San Francisco to enjoy for generations to come? Sign up to receive updates to get involved in the two upcoming Board meetings as well as a rally in April.


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