Text and photos Liz and Lee Heidhues 2.13.2021
Today is the second day of the Lunar New Year of the Ox. To celebrate a group of 50 plus adults and kids cycled through the Richmond District of San Francisco. Many of the streets we traversed are now car free.
I had the opportunity to engage in conversation with several high placed City Hall functionaries who were along for the ride. I also spoke with a well known local print news reporter. I provided them with my unvarnished point of view about maintaining a CAR FREE San Francisco on The Great Highway.
The City Hall executives listened carefully and are receptive to making permanent the long term initiatives now in place which they promoted. I pointed out the entitled motorist community is a vocal and often obnoxious minority which will push unabashedly to drown out and overwhelm those with a different perspective.
I explained that my earlier posts have been the subject of personal attack, including one in which I was told by my advocacy for a CAR FREE Great Highway I am putting myself, “at risk.”
My audience only shook their collective heads.