This is a concern in all of San Francisco, not just JFK Drive and the Great Highway. But the fact is, the City has already implemented safety precautions for bicyclists and pedestrians on JFK Drive. In 2012, The SFMTA implemented San Francisco’s first parking-protected bikeway. This reduced the speed of cars, improved crosswalks, and created a wide bike lane protected from moving vehicles while preserving protected space on wide adjacent pathways for pedestrians and joggers. In fact, closing JFK Drive fully to cars has resulted in more accidents between bicyclists and pedestrians. The Great Highway was designed with protected bike lanes and pedestrian pathways. The closures have also proven dangerous for bicyclists and pedestrians on adjacent streets because of car traffic diverted to other roads.
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