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Pedestrian-Only Streets and Events

Being a world-class walking city means more car-free spaces. Cities around the world have shown the transformative power of car-free streets, from Bogotá, Columbia, to Tokyo, Japan.

In 2007, we joined the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and community advocates in winning Healthy Saturdays, which closes part of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to vehicle traffic on Saturdays for half of the year. We continue to support the efforts to make Golden Gate Park streets car-free year-round.

We’re proud to have helped launch the first Sunday Streets events in 2008 with Livable City, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and the YMCA. Today, Sunday Streets are an incredible success story, claiming car-congested streets for community health and transforming them into car-free spaces for all to enjoy.

There are countless more opportunities for temporary and permanent car-free and “car-lite” spaces in our city. We’ve made good progress in reducing vehicles on streets like Market and Powell, but we’re just getting started! Learn more about our Market Street campaign.