City’s outreach on the future of car-free JFK will start soon with people 60+
In a few months time, the Board of Supervisors will vote on the future of a 24-7, car-free JFK Drive. Leading up to that vote, city agencies are kicking off a public outreach process that will shape the specifics of what the Board will vote on.
The first phase of public outreach focuses on ways to enhance access to the park, especially for older adults and people with disabilities. People ages 60 and over are invited to participate.
Safe, easy access to car-free JFK Drive – and other attractions nearby – is essential. The SF Recreation and Parks Department and SFMTA have already started to enhance accessibility. Just last week, additional ADA spots and vehicle access for the Conservatory of Flowers and Dahlia Garden were created along Conservatory Drive West.
So if you’re 60+, be sure to go to one of the upcoming public outreach events to give feedback on additional accessibility solutions, and on car-free JFK overall.
- Tuesday, September 21, 10:00AM: Walk audit in Golden Gate Park hosted by SFMTA and members of the Senior & Disability Workgroup of the Vision Zero Coalition. RSVP now.
- Wednesday, September 22, 3:00PM: Walk audit in Golden Gate Park hosted by SFMTA and members of the Senior & Disability Workgroup of the Vision Zero Coalition. RSVP now.
- Thursday, September 23, 10:00AM: Online session hosted by SFMTA, the Richmond Senior Center, and Walk San Francisco. RSVP now.
Input from these sessions will directly shape the proposal that goes to the Board of Supervisors for a vote this winter, so make your voice heard for a safe and accessible park.
And if you’re not 60+, don’t worry: there will be more ways to give input unveiled soon. But this is the first chance folks have to shape what we hope is a permanent future for this people-first space in our beloved park.