Making JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free everyday during shelter-in-place
Golden Gate Park is our most important public space for getting necessary physical exercise to stay healthy during the City’s shelter-in-place order due to Covid-19. And the order itself defines exercise outdoors as an essential activity.
People are flocking to Golden Gate Park as one of the few places in San Francisco where walking, biking, running, and playing outdoors is possible while maintaining social distancing of at least six feet.
JFK Drive is already closed to vehicle traffic from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive on Sundays to create a safe space for large numbers of people to be active; making this daily during shelter-in-place seems like a win-win for everyone’s health.
Walk San Francisco launched this campaign because we believe this supports the City’s efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by ensuring a significant area for exercise that allows for social distancing.
For the moment, we have put this campaign on hold and we urge you to read the details as to why. In the meantime, if you’re passionate about this issue, be sure you’re signed up to get our emails so you’re alerted on what’s next.
Banner image taken March 17, 2020 by Olivia Gamboa