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What next for JFK Drive?

San Francisco might come to regret asking residents what they want to do with JFK Drive. When Britons were asked in 2016 to name a new $200 million polar science ship, the most popular suggestion was Boaty McBoatface. Now the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency are looking to the public for ideas about what to do with JFK Drive after the pandemic.

Possibilities range from making the current closure permanent, going back to the prepandemic configuration, or “providing for managed access to the park with a limited access on JFK from 8th to Transverse, westbound only,” according to the city.

Besides configuration, the public is being asked to consider a number of other proposals, including adding ADA-accessible parking spaces and accessible paths, establishing taxi stands at the Music Concourse, creating a free 15-minute drop-off zone within the Music Concourse garage, improving wayfinding within the park, upgrading in-park shuttle service, creating dynamic parking rates in the garage, expanding bikeshare and scootershare services into Golden Gate Park, extending the current adaptive bikeshare pilot program in the park, permitting pedicab service in Golden Gate Park, and modifying intersections in and around the park to mitigate congestion and improve traffic safety.

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