Tenderloin Greenway Closer to Reality

The Golden Gate Greenway will provide much-needed permanent park and community space in the dense neighborhood.

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November 16, 2023, 12:00 PM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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A pandemic-era public space project in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District is on its way to becoming a permanent fixture thanks to a $1 million grant from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (CTA), reports Roger Rudick in Streetsblog San Francisco. The Golden Gate Greenway will convert lanes on one block of Golden Gate Avenue to a public park with spaces for public programming and community engagement.

“The funding will allow the Golden Gate Greenway, an oasis in the heart of the Tenderloin, to become permanent with major improvements, converting the 100 block of Golden Gate Avenue from two to one lane of limited vehicle traffic, and activating community green spaces, sitting areas, and family play areas on both sides of the roadway.” The project has “near unanimous support” from community leaders and residents who worked with the fire department and local officials to make the vision a reality, according to Rudick.

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