Public Works crews install new speed bumps in Golden Gate Park. (Courtesy SF Public Works via Twitter)

New speed bumps installed in Golden Gate Park

Drivers cruising through Golden Gate Park may have noticed the addition of several new speed bumps adorning John F. Kennedy Drive.

In total, nine speed bumps were installed this week in the park as part The City’s efforts to improve San Francisco street safety. The speed bumps are also part of safety measures taken after a speeding vehicle fatally struck a bicyclist in the park in June.

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John F. Kennedy Drive is considered one of The City’s high-injury corridors. The speed bumps on JFK Drive were placed west of Transverse Drive and continue west to the Chain of Lakes, and up near the Great Highway at the edge of the park.

“The completion of the new speed humps will decrease vehicular speeding and help us uphold our commitment to Vision Zero and eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024,” Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement. “With more than 13 million visitors each year, we need to make sure the park’s streets are safe for everyone.”

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Other recent Golden Gate Park improvements include new speed limit signs put up by the Recreation and Park Department, which oversees the park’s roads, and increased speed enforcement by the San Francisco Police Department.

In addition to the speed bumps, the Recreation and Park Department and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency are studying long-term improvements to streets in Golden Gate Park.

A community open house will discuss upcoming improvements on Dec. 3 at the San Francisco County Fair Building from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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