Eastern Twin Peaks Goes Car-Free Forever

Photo: Keisuke Omi

After a successful four-year pilot, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Board decided unanimously to permanently close the eastern half of Twin Peaks Boulevard to cars. This open space will now be enjoyed by those walking and biking without the fear of sharing space with speeding cars.

Thank you to the over 150 of you who wrote letters and to those who called in to the meeting to give public comment on how important this space is, especially during the current shelter in place order. This pilot demonstrates what can happen when we consider people first over cars in our park spaces — speeding decreases and more people are able to celebrate the beautiful views our city has to offer.

This advocacy effort was spearheaded by neighbors and community advocates like Walk SF, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, SF Urban Riders and your SF Bicycle Coalition. With approvals now in place, we can start the important work alongside the Recreation and Parks Department to make this space an inviting, accessible park for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

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P.S. We hope you all are getting a chance to ride around SF these days. With the shelter-in-place order still in effect, remember to practice social distancing (pass with a 6′ clearance), wash your hands and read our FAQ for more info.

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