A smashing Victory. The People won. JFK Promenade forever

Lee Heidhues 11.9.2022

It is a smashing hard fought historic victory.

The amazing 60-40 landslide of Proposition J and the demolition of the Dede Wilsey Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco’s insidious so called ‘Access for All Alliance’ is a historic event.

Tens of thousands of San Franciscans stayed the course since the creation of car free JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway. Undaunted by the whining and complaining of the motorists.

The Entitled motorists and their camp followers waged a vicious, expensive and dishonest campaign to destroy less than three miles of car free spaces.

Personally,  Liz and I have been criticized and lectured on Nextdoor, The Chronicle Conversation page and The Richmond Review. Neighbors and friends took us to task for not drinking the kool aid that motorists and their camp followers have an unlimited right to drive anywhere, anytime.

The voters have spoken emphatically. They no longer have this right of entitlement on JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway.

Following are several photos from the 14 events Liz and I have participated in to preserve JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway since March 2021.

First JFK Promenade rally – March 2021
JFK Promenade sign – I am a survivor of a traffic crash – March 2021
Cycling by the DeYoung Museum – April 2021
Gathering marking one year of car free JFK Promenade – April 28, 2021
First Annual JFK Promenade holiday party – December 19, 2021
JFK Promenade Party. Cyclists, unicorn, people and dogs – December 2021
JFK Promenade rally – February 12, 2022
JFK Promenade – February 2022
Victory party following passage of legislation by San Francisco Board of Supervisors creating JFK Promenade – April 28, 2022
Mayor London Breed signs legislation creating JFK Promenade. Recreation and Parks Director Phil Ginsburg wearing I Love JFK Promenade who was instrumental in pushing JFK Promenade beams happily – May 7, 2022
Liz Heidhues proudly displays her ‘Granny Loves Car Free JFK’ – May 7, 2022
Proposition J campaign kickoff – August 27, 2022
Prom in the Park on JFK Promenade – October 8, 2022
Even the dogs are out at Prom in the Park – October 8, 2022
The final rally in the rain to preserve JFK Promenade – November 5, 2022
David Miles, The Godfather of Skate, 40 year fighter to create JFK Promenade – November 5, 2022
Campaigning in the rain one last time to preserve JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway along the Pacific Ocean 11.5.2022