Presidio Unveils Slow Streets Program

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 04, 2020 - 11:52 am

    Several streets in San Francisco's Presidio will close to cars starting this weekend, expanding on the number of streets that have closed in the city in order to give pedestrians more room to spread out during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Presidio Slow Streets program will begin this Saturday and run through June 30 to give visitors more room to walk, run, exercise and bike safely.

    West Pacific Avenue between Arguello and Presidio boulevards will be completely closed to traffic, as well as Montgomery Street between Lincoln Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue and Washington Boulevard between Kobbe Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard.

    Washington Boulevard between Kobbe Avenue and Arguello and West Pacific Boulevard between Fifth Avenue and Arguello Boulevard will also be closed but there will be some limited access to residents, tenants and delivery and emergency vehicles.

    Presidio Trust officials say the routes may be adjusted as the month goes on. Up-to-date routes can be found on the park’s website.

    The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency opened up a number of streets in April. John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park and John F. Shelley Drive in John McLaren Park have also been completely closed to cars for the entirety of coronavirus-related shelter orders.