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Three urgent ways to support car-free a Great Highway (aka Walkway) forever

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A couple of Sundays ago, I joined hundreds of people on a blustery morning to celebrate the incredible space that is the car-free Great Highway (also known as the Great Walkway).

Walk San Francisco strongly supports making this safe, people-first space permanent all day, every day. We believe the only future that’s acceptable for our beloved city is a climate-friendly and child-friendly one, where we have significant healthy, safe, equitable spaces for humans to connect with nature and each other.

But the future of the car-free Great Highway is in question, with key decisions coming up by city agencies and elected officials. This means now’s the time to be sharing the love and growing the movement for this space.

Here are three things to do now:

  • Speak at the joint meeting of the SF Recreation & Park and SFMTA Commissions on Thursday, June 10 at 1PM. Proposals for the future of the Great Highway will be discussed, and we need to show strong support for a permanent, people-first space 24-7. RSVP to speak and we’ll share everything you need to know. If you can’t make this meeting, send an email to recpark.commission@sfgov.org and mtaboard@sfmta.com sharing why you support a car-free Great Highway 24-7.
  • Share the Great Highway Park Initiative’s petition with your friends and neighbors. We must show the massive support for this space to have a shot at permanence, and that means every possible voice is needed. More than 3,000 people have signed it already! Here’s the petition.
  • Join the beach cleanup and art build on Saturday, June 5. Come out to the Ocean Beach cleanup, then help create and install a recycled art piece “Keep it Slow, Clean and Beautiful” on the Great Highway Saturday, June 5 at 11:00AM (meet at southern end of the Ocean Beach parking lot). RSVP here.

And I’ll see you on the Great Walkway! #IWalkSF

Walk San Francisco is part of the Great Highway Park Initiative. Because we advocate on behalf of everyone who walks, we of course love the name ‘Great Walkway.’

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