More ways to celebrate car-free JFK (plus photos from the campaign)
We are NOT done celebrating!
“This is real,” I kept thinking to myself as I looked at everyone on car-free JFK last Thursday. We were celebrating the April 26 vote that made 1.5 miles of safe, car-free space on JFK Drive permanent. “This is forever.”
It was a moment I had been afraid wouldn’t happen, despite the overwhelming support for car-free JFK (soon to officially be called ‘the JFK Promenade’). This was such a hard-fought win. And it happened only because so many people and organizations were united every step of the way. If you’re reading this, I bet you helped in some way big or small (and every bit mattered, so truly: thank you).
Well, we are not done celebrating this historic moment for our health, safety, and climate – and building even more momentum to transform our city’s streets.
So I hope you’ll join me at one of these upcoming JFK Promenade events!
The City’s official JFK Promenade celebration: Saturday, May 7 from 11AM to 2PM
There will be a parade, a marching band, activities for families, and more! Mayor Breed will sign the legislation making car-free JFK permanent at ~12:15PM. Learn more.
Walk and talk on JFK Promenade: Tuesday, May 10 at 5PM or Wednesday, May 11 at 12PM
Join me for a stroll to chat about the campaign and swap ideas on ways JFK Promenade can be made even better. RSVP to walk with me.
Celebratory bike ride for kids on JFK Promenade: Saturday, May 14 at 11AM
This is being organized as part of an international ‘Kidical Mass’ event! Learn more and RSVP.
I also want to share some of my favorite photos from the campaign since the fall (see below). Click on the photo view the full image in high resolution. If you have great ones to add, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does car-free JFK mean a lot to you? As a small nonprofit, the car-free JFK campaign was a BIG lift for us. So if you’re feeling grateful that you and future generations will have JFK Promenade forever, please consider a donation to Walk SF.