It’s a new day in San Francisco as Measure J, L, and N are passed by voters
Yesterday, San Francisco voters sent a clear message that they want a city with safe streets and safe spaces for people.
All three measures Walk SF supported – J, L, and N – passed decisively! And Measure I was soundly rejected (thank goodness).
Measure J reaffirms the legislation making the JFK Promenade permanent. The passage of Measure J means the City will have the resources to make life-saving fixes to streets to keep us all safe. And with Measure N passing, the 800-space parking garage in Golden Gate Park can now be made more affordable for San Francisco seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income families.
These victories are a testament to the hard work of so many volunteers and partner organizations. As our staffer Marta put it at our rally on Saturday, “it’s been a supercharged force of grassroots awesomeness.” Look what we did together! THANK YOU.
The San Francisco Rec and Park Department and SFMTA have worked incredibly hard, too, to make big accessibility and traffic flow improvements throughout the park. And Mayor Breed’s support of the JFK Promenade was absolutely instrumental in getting us to this victory.
These wins mean a lot today – but they also say a lot about San Francisco’s future.
I believe that together, we are charting a new path for our city. One that prioritizes safety, health, climate, and our most vulnerable when it comes to our streets. The City’s ambitious and essential goals around Transit-First and Vision Zero feel more within reach today, especially with all of you as part of this movement.
We will celebrate together out on JFK Promenade TODAY at 4PM, meeting near 8th Avenue. Then at 5PM we’ll go hear local musician John Elliott, who wrote a Yes on J, No on I song, nearby at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park from 5:00-5:45PM. Then, we’ll continue the celebration on Saturday, November 12 from 12 – 4PM at the beer garden on JFK at 14th.
And then… we continue in our work to win safe streets for all. Thank you for standing with us!