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Zoe Siegel

Zoe Siegel

Win: San Francisco Votes YES on Proposition J

Update: We are thrilled that San Francisco residents voted yes on Proposition J for a safer, more accessible open park space for all!

Proposition J protects and preserves public open space in San Francisco’s treasured Golden Gate Park. JFK Promenade has reinvigorated the park, with over 3.5 million annual visits to enjoy this oasis in the heart of the city. Proposition J will reaffirm the legislation that made JFK Promenade permanent in April—and make sure we don’t have to go to the ballot again on this issue.

Proposition J secures and advances the progress of nearly two years of work on the Golden Gate Park Access and Safety Program, which has ensured the park remains accessible for everyone with a 365-day-a-year free shuttle service, a new parking lot dedicated to people with disabilities, and dozens of other access improvements to welcome all to the park, no matter who they are or how they get there.

In contrast, there was Proposition (Prop I) that would remove the 1.5-miles of car-free space on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, plus put traffic back on the car-free sections of MLK Drive and Bernice Rogers that together create a safe corridor through the entire park. Gladly, Proposition I didn’t pass!

Why We Support Proposition J

It’s vital to protect the safe open spaces in our city’s largest park. Every San Franciscan deserves accessible spaces to walk, roll, run, scoot, bike, and play surrounded by nature. Safe and fun park space is vital to the health and wellness, beauty, and vitality of our city.

Others Who Support Proposition J

  • San Francisco Parks Alliance
  • California State Parks Foundation
  • San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
  • Livable City
  • Friends of the Urban Forest
  • Great Highway Park Initiative
  • Community Spaces SF
  • Phil Ginsburg, General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department
  • David Miles Jr, Church of 8 Wheels
  • Mark Buell, President of the Recreation and Park Commission 
  • Kat Anderson, Vice President of the Recreation and Park Commission 

Photo: Gabby Zamudio via Yes on J Campaign

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