Drivers soon fined for Golden Gate Park shortcut
By Karli Bulnes, Bay City News Service
June 18, 2006
Motorists hoping to save time driving through Golden Gate Park
by cutting through the Music Concourse can expect to pay for the
Beginning Monday, the Golden Gate Concourse Authority will issue
citations to drivers who use Tea Garden and Music Concourse drives
without dropping off or picking up a patron.
Drivers caught cutting through the area without a patron will
have to pay $103 for the action, the authority reported. The fine
is supposed to discourage drivers from using the streets so that
the area will be friendly to pedestrians.
"We expect that by prohibiting cut-through traffic and limiting
other vehicle trips in the Music Concourse, the overall experience
will be enhanced for park users,'' Mike Ellzey, Executive Director
of the Concourse Authority, said earlier this month in a written
Bicyclists, San Francisco Municipal Railway line No. 44, emergency
vehicles and the Golden Gate Park shuttle can still use Tea Garden
and Music Concourse drives without abiding by the new restrictions.
All other motorists should use Park Presidio Boulevard to Cross
Over Drive to 19th Avenue, Stanyan Street or John F. Kennedy Drive
to Middle Drive East to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to cross
the park, the authority reported.
For more information or to ask questions about the new road restrictions,
motorists and residents can call (415) 831-2728.
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