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Let’s win a strong Slow Streets program – speak out Tuesday or send an email today

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The fate of the City’s Slow Streets program will be decided Tuesday, December 6

In our new report on dangerous speeds, the City’s Slow Streets program is lifted up one of the needed solutions.

The City created 47 miles of Slow Streets during the pandemic, allowing it to experiment with low-traffic, low-speed street spaces. And of course many people got to experience them firsthand.

While a handful of Slow Streets have been made permanent and some phased out, the City is now determining its overall permanent, post-pandemic approach.

Neighborhood groups and citywide organizations including Walk SF have been working together to shape this approach – and have a joint proposal we’re very excited about, The People’s Slow Streets. It’s all about creating a robust, true network of 100 miles of Slow Streets designed to really keep traffic slow and low, plus is spread citywide equitably.

Now we need you to join us in asking the SFMTA Board of Directors to adopt this approach on Tuesday afternoon, December 6 – much more than just adopting the 15 streets SFMTA is considering for permanence (plus Lake Street, which isn’t on the list for approval on Tuesday).

You can join us at City Hall in Room 400 in person or call in to make your comment. We anticipate this agenda item will start around 3pm; here’s the agenda. Phone public comments will be paused when there is a person in the chamber at City Hall who wishes to speak. Coming in-person if you can is faster and makes more of an impression!

Can’t speak on December 6? Then send an email sharing your support for the People’s Slow Streets.

The People’s Slow Streets proposal was thoughtfully crafted by a broad coalition of groups in order to ensure that Slow Streets are something that all of our neighbors can embrace and be tailored to neighborhood needs. We’re proud to be part of this with Livable City, San Francisco Parks Alliance, KidSafe SF, Senior & Disability Action, Excelsior Action Group, African American Arts & Cultural District, Tenderloin Community Benefit District, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Questions? Contact Jodie Medeiros at

Banner image by Oliver Walter