From Pilot to Permanent: Twin Peaks joins the Ridge Trail!
San Francisco’s most iconic ridges, Twin Peaks, will be dedicated as Ridge Trail this summer! In May 2020, the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority (SFMTA) permanently closed the eastern side of Twin Peaks Boulevard to cars. The new 0.5 mile section of Ridge Trail crossing San Francisco’s most iconic peaks will be dedicated in June.
After a four year pilot project to close Twin Peaks Boulevard to cars, the SFMTA announced that eastern portion of Twin Peaks Boulevard will become a permanent ‘Slow Street’. Previously, the trail followed neighborhood sidewalks and bypassed the more dangerous roadway to Twin Peaks. The permanent closure to cars is the result of years of advocacy for safer bicycle and pedestrian access to Twin Peaks Boulevard.
This section is a key link in the San Francisco Reroute, a long term project to shift the Ridge Trail from city streets to scenic parks and open spaces. Volunteers and partners at SFMTA, San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department, San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Walk SF, and SF Urban Riders all worked together to close this gap.
$1M is still needed for the Twin Peaks Promenade redevelopment and connection from Twin Peaks to Mount Sutro for trail construction, street crossing and hazardous tree removal. For more information contact Liz Westbrook at LizWestbrook@ridgetrail.org.
San Francisco residents can support additional park funding:
1. Take this survey and mark Twin Peaks as one of your favorite parks.
2. Vote YES for the 2020 Parks Bond in the coming November election.