Presidio Trust Bans Cars, Trucks And Buses On Popular Pathway

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July 20, 2018 - 9:48 am
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Crissy Field Avenue in San Francisco, which winds from the Presidio's Crissy Field to the Golden Gate Bridge, is now closed to all vehicle traffic. 

As of Friday, cars, trucks and buses were permanently barred from traveling along the pathway, in a move that Patrick Hannan of the Presidio Trust said would make things safer for bicyclists and pedestrians as they take in the sights and sounds of one of the Bay Area's most scenic destinations.

Hannan said the move will allow "more direct walking and bicycle access between Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge."

For now, cyclists, joggers and others are expected to travel in only one direction on the avenue. But there are plans to redesign the road to accommodate movement in both directions. 

"In the coming months, we'll look at design options to allow for a two-way path of travel," said Hannan. "But in the beginning, it will be as it is now, which is just allowing people to go up the hill toward the bridge."

Hannan added that this is just one of several exciting projects happening now at the Presidio. 

"We believe the closure of Crissy Field Avenue is another project that will remind people of the wonderful national park site that they have in San Francisco, and we fully encourage everyone to come on down and  give it a try, and let us know what you think," he said. 

Motorists can use Lincoln Boulevard and McDowell Avenue to travel through the area. 

The closure of Crissy Field Avenue had been in the works for fifteen years, since the idea was first proposed in 2003. 

 

Reported by Melissa Culross

Written by Diana Shook