Lee Heidhues – Letter to the San Francisco Chronicle Editor re Car Free JFK 4.8.2021
It is regrettable that the Chronicle is advocating to open JFK Drive to cars once again.
Publication of two recent letters by car advocates is sending a distressing signal. The Chronicle is ignoring the fact that during the past years thousands of people of all ages have utilized JFK Drive as a sanctuary removed from the automobile.
What is most insidious is the Chronicle’s using the elderly and disabled as political props. I am a senior citizen, 73 years old. I can easily access the venues adjacent to JFK Drive. There are options to use shuttles for those who need it.
Were the Chronicle to provide the real reason it advocates JFK reopening its argument would collapse. The wealthy donors to the Fine Arts Museum are concerned about revenue. Car free JFK does not impact their revenue. There is the parking garage. It is total sophistry to argue otherwise.