On June 10, the Parks Commission and the SFMTA Board will hear from the public to inform their decision on a potential two-year pilot for car-free space on Great Highway. We’ve heard from our members and San Franciscans across the city that car-free Great Highway has become an invaluable space for recreation and community over the last year. We believe a 24/7 car-free Great Highway must stay and we need your help to make sure it does. Can you send in a letter of support today?
We have more at stake than just keeping the Great Highway car-free for people biking and walking to enjoy. As the City continues to reopen, we must encourage as many residents to choose biking, walking, or taking transit — both for traffic congestion and the planet. Our city’s largest contributor of carbon emissions is transportation, and we have an opportunity to prioritize people-first space on a corridor already drastically impacted by rising sea levels and climate change. Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition believes strongly and continues to advocate for keeping the Great Highway car-free 24/7 because it will help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and make it possible to restore Ocean Beach’s natural ecosystems to the best of our abilities.
The stakes are high: the City’s decision on June 10 will impact people biking and walking in all neighborhoods for generations to come. If you want to help us maintain this beautiful space, write a letter today to keep 24/7 access to car-free Great Highway and create a more sustainable future for San Francisco.
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