Supervisor Eric Mar is planning to hold a hearing about Segways being allowed to ride on pedestrian-only paths in Golden Gate Park.Mar said he believes the vehicles are safer than people may think but the potential impacts on the trails need to be addressed. He also said Segways may disrupt the peaceful nature of the park.However, Brian Huber, owner of Sausalito-based Electric Tour Co., said that a Segway footprint is smaller than that of a bike. Read More
San Francisco’s preservationists do not want you to have to take a photograph of Golden Gate Park to remember its current look.They would rather freeze all its historical features — potentially the color of the Stow Lake boathouse or the width of horseshoe pits — by labeling the entire 1,017-acre park a living landmark. One of the Historic Preservation Commission’s New Year’s resolutions is to give the park that status, which would mean it must approve all future alterations. Read More
A bicycle sharing conglomerate could be setting up kiosks in Golden Gate Park, on the Marina Green and in Justin Herman Plaza soon. Read More
Park officials approved a map that gives Segways in Golden Gate Park more exclusive rights than bicycles. Neighbors told the Recreation and Park Commission, before it voted on the lease, that they do not think the upright scooters should be allowed to roll on pedestrian-only pathways. Read More
Though bicycles are prohibited along certain pathways in Golden Gate Park to protect pedestrians, apparently Segways are not restricted.
A working map outlines the route on which groups of eight upright scooters, traveling at 6 mph, will tour some of the highlights of The City’s largest urban backyard. It will take them through the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Rose Garden and Stow Lake, among several other attractions. Read More
Earlier this week, San Francisco police blatantly told city supervisors that there is more crime in Golden Gate Park than what's being reported, especially homeless on homeless crime.
Mayor Gavin Newsom had already caught onto this trend and on Tuesday introduced legislation to close Golden Gate Park and McLaren Park from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Read More
The true extent of violence in Golden Gate Park is unclear, police say, in part because many people who sleep illegally in the park aren’t reporting robberies and assaults against them.
The 1,117-acre park has been a hot spot of violence in the last year, including the July 7 dog mauling in the park that kicked off a police enforcement campaign. That same month, a man was stabbed to death in the park. Read More
Beefed-up rules to crack down on crime in city parks are coming down the pipeline as Gavin Newsom works to tackle the issue in his waning days as mayor.Golden Gate Park in particular has been a hot spot for crime, with transients being involved in many violent incidents in the last year. Read More
San Francisco’s 81st annual Holiday Tree Lighting will take place today at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park at 501 Stanyan St. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and feature live entertainment, activities for kids, refreshments, train rides and a visit from Santa Claus. John McLaren, The City’s first park superintendent, started the tree-lighting tradition in 1929. Read More
There is a list of 11 criteria the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission considered when it decided it wanted to build a recycled water treatment facility at its dilapidated wastewater plant site in Golden Gate Park.But several environmental and neighborhood groups recently started raising concerns about the aesthetics, violating the park’s master plan and allowing the industrious facility in their historic urban backyard. Read More