New Greenway Connections to Link San Francisco’s Peaks
The vision of an interconnected Greenway Network of trails and parks across San Francisco’s San Miguel Hills continues to take shape, with three projects poised to move ahead in the next few months. These open spaces extend from Golden Gate Park to Glen Park. Encompassing peaks, canyons, forests, grasslands, streams, and lakes, the greenway network supports recreation, habitat and watershed restoration, and enjoyment of nature and views.
Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot Project
On Twin Peaks, SFMTA and Parks and Recreation have proposed closing the eastern half of Twin Peaks Boulevard’s ‘figure 8’ to auto traffic. The eastern roadway would become a car-free space for walking, cycling, and enjoying panoramic views of San Francisco and the bay. Auto traffic will use the western roadway.
SFMTA is holding two public hearings on the pilot project. Supporters are encouraged to attend, or to write an email in support of the pilot.
|SFMTA Engineering Public Hearing||SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting|
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:00 am
San Francisco City Hall, Room 416
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm*
San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
|* subject to change|
Twin Peaks Mt. Sutro Connector Trail
Earlier this month, Parks and Recreation held a public meeting on plans for a walking and cycling trail between Twin Peaks to Mt Sutro. The proposed trail would skirt the Twin Peaks Reservoir and Sutro Tower to connect Clarendon Avenue to Twin Peaks. Recreation and Parks will complete design and environmental review this spring, and will organize volunteers to build the trail this summer.
Laguna Honda Community Trail Project
SF Urban Riders are working with the Department of Public Health, Livable City, and other partners to reopen an historic trail through the Laguna Honda Hospital grounds. The trail project parallels a natural creek that drains from Twin Peaks into Laguna Honda, and includes creek, wetland, and native plant restoration. There will be a walking tour and public meeting about the project on Tuesday, March 15. The walking tour is from 5:30 to 6:30, starting at the Forest Hill Muni station, and the meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Laguna Honda Administration Building, room B102.