Last Thursday, August 5, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar announced that they are reopening Great Highway to vehicle traffic starting on August 16, putting an end to this beautiful new 17-acre park space during weekdays.
Like many of our members, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition was angered by this news and frustrated with our City’s leadership in making a decision in private without any engagement from the public.
More than ever, we need to celebrate what Great Highway has been for many of us during this untenably difficult year — a momentary paradise, a breath of fresh air, and a place for us to find joy. Turn out with us this Sunday, August 15 to keep fighting for what this space has become and what we want this space to continue being.
Rally to Save the Great Highway
Sunday, August 15, begins at 10:30am
Meet on the Great Highway at Judah Street
Throughout June, we turned out members to speak up at City hearings to advocate for keeping Great Highway car-free. We knew that we needed a more comprehensive public engagement process that then would lead to a Board of Supervisors decision later in 2021.
With the persistence of the pandemic and the reality of climate change, it is crucial that we show our City leaders why car-free Great Highway is important for the future of San Francisco. So now, it’s time to rally.
We need you to turn out. Join fellow SF Bicycle Coalition members, residents, park lovers, and community leaders. After a brief program beginning at 11:00 am, we need your help to go door-to-door talking to neighbors and distribute signs to show support for a car-free Great Highway. This outreach is critical and we need your help to get the word out. If you can’t be there, sign up for email updates below to make sure you know the latest information and events.
More than anything, we need our City leaders to know that our communities love this space and we deserve a seat at the table when they make decisions. Rally with us.