NEWSLETTERS NOV. 2002

Our Mission Statement approved 8/21/02

The Alliance for Golden Gate Park shall support and promote:

--Implementation of the letter and the spirit of the Golden Gate Park Master Plan.
--Protection and maintenance of Golden Gate Park for the health and well-being of the general public.
--Policies within Golden Gate Park that encourage a diverse naturalistic landscape while also encouraging public recreational activities.
--Recognition of Golden Gate Park as a National Historic Landmark.
--Consolidation of all Golden Gate Park planning under the Recreation and Park Department with an open public review of all permanent changes within the Park.
--Reduction of the impact of the automobile within Golden Gate Park and for the promotion of transit and human powered activities.

The Alliance is made of up of individuals who have come together with the common purpose of protecting Golden Gate Park for future generations. We meet once or twice a month as schedules and issues demand, usually on Wednesday evenings at the Park Police Station at Kezar and Waller. Information on future meetings will be posted here ASAP. All are welcome. If you wish to be added to our e-mail list contact: Chris Duderstadt, Information Director, at cdmd@sfpix.com

Some our concerns:

THE PARK IS DYING BECAUSE THERE ISN'T STAFF TO MAINTAIN IT.
GARDENERS

1976

2001

TODAY

Beat Gardeners

120

57

43

Arboretum

18

8

8

Conservatory

8

3

3

Nursery

18

7

7

TOTALS

164

75

61


On 8/21, the Alliance voted to define a Pedestrian Oasis as being free from all vehicular traffic--meaning only park maintenance and emergency vehicles shall be allowed in the Concourse.

With the Academy, the de Young, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the Bandshell with its parade of events, the Concourse generally has the highest concentration of pedestrians in Golden Gate Park. Wouldn't it be wonderful without cars.



Click on the image for the current options for surface traffic in the Concourse.