We love our parks, but it’s hard to enjoy them when it’s not the easiest to get there by biking or by walking. Before you’re able to take in the beauty of Golden Gate Park, it usually involves crossing busy streets with complicated intersections.
We have the opportunity to fix that thanks to funding from Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, who has been vocal about the need to make our streets safe for pedestrians and to encourage more bicycling in the Richmond. Let’s work together as City planners look to bring bicycle and pedestrian improvements to Fulton Street by next year. Can you take a few minutes today to fill out this survey so we can win safer entrances to and from Golden Gate Park?
In recent years, street safety projects in the neighborhood have consistently been watered down due to pushback around parking loss, traffic diversion and in general, change. Your SF Bicycle Coalition pushed for more ambitious street safety measures on Arguello Boulevard and Eighth Avenue and rallied members to open houses and City Hall meetings to no avail.
Let’s change that. We’ve known that Fulton is a dangerous corridor and the data makes this clear: between January 2014 and June 2019 there were 230 collisions on the street, including 54 collisions involving someone biking or walking.
Take the Fulton survey today and make sure City planners know that we can’t keep watering down projects if we are going to end traffic fatalities on our streets. This is your first chance to provide direct feedback before the SFMTA dives into the design process. As we gear up for a full campaign to create safer routes to and from the City’s landmark park and the district more broadly, your advocacy matters most now.