Open Saturdays in GG Park: Coming to SF Supes Vote by Tube Times Staff

Car-free JFK Drive, early 20th century, and again soon?

Our hard work is paying off for Golden Gate Park: Legislation has been introduced at the SF Board of Supervisors to make the Park's JFK Drive more like a park on Saturdays (as it is on Sundays).

The legislation is a compromise by phasing in changes over time: open JFK to true recreational purposes (i.e., no cars) between Kezar and 8th Ave. right away, then begin hearings on the proposal to extend the opening to Crossover Dr., as Sundays have been for 30 years. The compromise is a nod to the Academy of Sciences, which is closing for renovations in about a year, and to Park neighbors, who will have time to pursue residential parking permits for Saturdays.

Supervisor Matt Gonzalez has championed this cause, convening meetings of stakeholders and introducing the legislation in August.

Now, we need your help in making sure the proposal passes the Board: Please call or email your district's Supervisor and urge them to support Gonzalez's Golden Gate Park legislation.