The final vote on the fate of car-free JFK is April 26 – so let’s do this, people!
I spend a lot of time standing on the 1.5-mile section of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park that’s been car-free for almost two years. I do this so I can talk to everyone possible about our campaign to save this car-free space. Want to hear the #1 thing people say to me?
“Wait – save it? You mean it could go away?”
People can’t believe something that’s so popular and so needed in our city could end.
But despite huge support (including from our own Mayor London Breed), car-free JFK could go away very soon.
The final vote on the fate of car-free JFK is now scheduled. On Tuesday, April 26, the Board of Supervisors will vote on JFK Drive.
In March, Mayor Breed introduced legislation for a 100% car-free JFK with a suite of solutions for accessibility, equity, safety, and mobility for Golden Gate Park. Yesterday, Supervisor Connie Chan introduced competing legislation that would bring dangerous traffic back to ⅔ of the section of JFK Drive that’s currently car-free.
That means this is it — our last chance to overwhelm Supervisors with support for a 100% car-free JFK to get the 6+ votes needed for permanence.
So let’s do this! Here’s exactly how you can make history for San Francisco:
1. Send a heartfelt, personal email to your Supervisor. Ask friends and neighbors to do so, too.
2. Call your Supervisor’s office and share your support. These calls carry a lot of weight.
3. Give public comment (in person or over the phone) on Tuesday, April 26. We will make this easy, and share more details and can text you when it’s time to call in.
4. Come to the rally to save car-free JFK on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00AM.
5. Chip in $5-$500 to help our campaign team pull out all the stops to win!
We also have more volunteer shifts out on car-free JFK. Sign up for a shift and help us hit our goal of 10,000 postcards to Supervisors!
More than anything, car-free JFK is about our safety. It’s also about our health, climate, kids – and what kind of city San Francisco is going to be.
So THANK YOU for being part of this campaign.
Contact Marta at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the campaign to save car-free JFK. Photo credit: Sergio Ruiz