In SF There's Now A Car-Free Route From The Ferry Building To The Ocean

It is a mostly car-free route thats ideal for walkers and cyclists

September 21, 2020
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As of this past weekend you can now enjoy a mostly car-free route between the San Francisco Zoo & Ferry Building, so all the way from Ocean Beach to the Bay. The SF Recreation and Parks Dept. announced the temporary route and hopes to make it permanent. 

It's part of Golden Gate Park's "slow streets" program that connects streets that have previously been closed to traffic amidst the COVID-19 pandemic & it allows an expanded space for walking, cycling, skating, and gathering between the Panhandle and Ocean Beach.

Here are the areas along the route that are still shared with cars:

  • A portion of the route on Transverse Drive, between JFK Drive and Overlook Drive
  • A portion of the Metson/Middle Drive/MLK Drive loop near the south end of the Polo Field
  • The intersection at MLK Drive and Chain of Lakes Drive/41st Avenue 
  • A portion of MLK Drive near Lincoln Way
  • Authorized vehicles, including park maintenance vehicles, park ranger vehicles, and other city department vehicles, will also be using the roads along the route.

Otherwise, it's all car-free and if you're curious on where exactly to utilize the routes head here.

Calling all bikers, walkers, runners, and skaters! You can now enjoy a virtually car free route from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the ocean. Golden Gate Park Slow Streets will provide the last link in a protected path for cyclists starting at the Ferry Building, continuing to the ocean, and stretching down the Great Highway. The route is made possible through San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency’s network of low-stress bikeways, Slow Streets, and streets previously closed during the health emergency. For more information check out the link in our bio. . . @sfmtaphoto #slowstreets #sfmta #sanfrancisco #sf #citylife #sfparks #goldengatepark #bike #run #walk #skate #carfree #sanfranciscolife #parksandrec #bikers #biking #cyclists #bikeroute #carfreeroute

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