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SF Plans New Car Route Thru Golden Gate Park

Work has begun on the new traffic route in Golden Gate Park
By - posted 6/23/2022 No Comment

Thanks to San Francisco Recreation and Parks for sharing the news that work has begun on the new traffic route in Golden Gate Park.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are hard at work implementing a new traffic route around Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Drive and Middle Drive in Golden Gate Park to create a smoother southbound trip from the Outer Richmond—while preserving a safe route for bikes and pedestrians.

This section of the project will allow drivers traveling south on Chain of Lakes Drive to turn eastbound onto a one-way MLK Drive to make their way to Sunset Boulevard, while the north half of this section of road will remain car-free for cyclists and pedestrians.

This new traffic pattern is currently being worked on with SFMTA crews adding new paint and signage posts to indicate the bike route. K-rails will be installed next week starting on Tuesday, June 28 to separate car-free users from vehicles. Note that there will be intermittent road closures in the indicated construction area above to accommodate this work next week, and park users should utilize the sidewalk when occurring.

This work follows the recent approval of permanent car-free streets in Golden Gate Park by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. News about a Stay tuned for the completion date will be available soon.