Lee Heidhues 11.5.2022
Election day is only three days away and on a rainy Saturday the supporters gathered one last time to preserve JFK Promenade.
The People in San Francisco who are working to preserve less than three miles of space as a car free oasis in Golden Gate Park and along the Pacific Ocean at The Great Walkway have waged a 2 1/2 year struggle.
Now the battle is reaching its judgment day as the voters of San Francisco will decide. Those who want these areas where people can mingle and not fear the automobile have to fight back against an entrenched community of motorists. In addition the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has poured its vast resources to destroy JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway.
After the JFK Promenade event Liz and I went into the De Young to check out the action and despite the false cries of Museum management that car free areas negatively impact attendance we found large throngs of visitors.
The crowds were attending the various exhibits and the Museum Cafe was totally packed with lunchtime diners. Including Liz and me.