Yesterday marked the first day of a two year pilot program which sees part of SF’s Twin Peaks lookout area being closed to traffic. The road features iconic views of the City and is a very popular destination among tourists and locals alike.
The changes will see the eastern side of the loop only be accessible to pedestrians, hikers and cyclists. The western side will switch from one way to two way vehicle traffic. The idea behind the adjustments is to make the destination safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Although the move has not been welcomed by everyone, many people are praising the decision – tourists and spectators alike are pleased with the new hiking trail and feel it is now safer for pedestrians to enjoy the wonderful views from the summit according to SFGate. Legal parking spaces will also be created so cars can now park legally while enjoying the view.
Over the next year the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will evaluate the changes by observing parking behaviors and traffic patterns, as well as conducting surveys of people who frequent the area. From this, the SFMTA will determine what becomes of the pilot program.
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