Lee Heidhues 5.17.2021 at The Great Walkway March and Rally
Senator Scott Wiener (D-SF) made an impassioned plea to designate both The Great Walkway and JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park permanent pedestrian and cyclist thoroughfares. The Senator implored the crowd to stay strong and work until the goal is achieved. In stark terms he said emphatically San Francisco cannot return to the pre Pandemic way of life where cars dictated public policy.
San Franciscans have been advocating for decades to have open space where the all encroaching automobile cannot enter. Thousands who have been pushing this goal to make San Francisco an acknowledged World leader in fighting climate change are close to victory.
The effort will continue until entrenched political interests designate The Great Walkway a pedestrian and cyclist thoroughfare by the Pacific Ocean.
Sunday a large crowd of all ages rallied, cycled and walked down The Great Walkway to express their resolve and determination.
Photos – Lee Heidhues