Rec & Park Finally Shamed Into Repaving the Panhandle’s Southern Trail – Hundreds of Further Pedestrian/Jogger Injuries Averted

This is the newly-paved pedestrian (meaning no bikes / skateboards allowed) path along Oak in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle (or as RPD now refers to it, Panhandle Park, but of course the Oklahoma Panhandle is still a part of Oklahoma, right?)

I’d see people, mostly joggers, falling down on this formerly bumpy path all the time, but RPD didn’t care ’cause it had/has some plan for “irrigation,” whatever that means.

Of course, they can always dig this up whenever they get to their irrigation issue, you know, in a decade or two.

Here it is, enjoy:

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One Response to “Rec & Park Finally Shamed Into Repaving the Panhandle’s Southern Trail – Hundreds of Further Pedestrian/Jogger Injuries Averted”

  1. arrogant non-servant says:

    A resurfaced southern path in the panhandle is certainly better than the potholed mess that was there previously, but… It seems pretty ironic that we’ve had to endure years of RPD claiming there’s no money to fix the southern path, despite neighborhood groups (NOPNA, AHNC, PRO-SF) getting together to design a great replacement, engage local residents, lobby various public bodies to fund this, and do their own fundraising to contribute.

    And now that it has become politically inconvenient for Supervisor London Breed and RPD potentate Phil Ginsburg to put this off any longer they completely ignore all the planning and public consultation work and send out a crew with some asphalt to resurface the existing path.

    I mean, it’s better than tripping and falling on your face, but what about the work to fix the irrigation? What about the realignment to move the path away from the three lanes of traffic merging onto Oak Street? What about the redesigns to minimize RPD vehicles churning up the grass at the corners? What about the permeable surfaces that were discussed? “Nah. I got a truckload of asphalt. That’ll do it.”

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