OCTAVIA BOULEVARD OPENS DISSIPATING FREEWAY MOTORISTS TO CITY
WOMAN WITH STAYING POWER - Hayes Valley civic leader Patricia
Walkup, who both fought and mediated arrival of the day for 16
years, snaps the scissors and makes it done.
fogcityjournal.com Photos by BILL
Friday, September 9, 2005
The city that grumped how - after three ballot battles and 16
years since the Loma Prieta earthquake required it - today opened
Where the old Central Freeway once sped motorists onto Fell Street,
its Octavia Boulevard replacement dissipates car traffic to several
Construction began in 2003.
Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin welcomes project completion,
surrounded from left, Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Jake McGoldrick,
Ross Mirkarimi, Tom Ammiano; and seated from left, Mayor Gavin
Newsom, Assemblyman Mark Leno, Port Commissioner and former Supervisor
Sue Bierman, former Mayor Willie Brown, civic leader Patricia
Walkup, City Administrator Ed Lee, and Hayes Valley activist and
former member of the Democratic County Central Committee Robin
Barbara Kaufman, representative of California Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger, shakes her fist at Assemblyman Mark Leno for receiving
the limelight. Enjoying the sight from left seated are former
Mayor Art Agnos, and Supervisors Jake McGoldrick, Ross Mirkarim,
and Tom Ammiano.
MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM ad hocs Project Start Your Pedals.