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San Francisco Chronicle10 months ago
San Francisco
S.F.'s most popular Slow Streets have one thing in common: self-appointed 'mayors'
Last month, the city's transportation board decided to make more than a dozen Slow Streets permanent - including Sanchez Street between 23rd and 30th streets - and will consider a plan to significantly expand the network of pedestrian-friendly residential streets later this spring.
But underpinning the success behind some of San Francisco's most popular Slow Streets have been the group of residents who make up the informal system of self-appointed mayors - or caretakers - for their neighborhood Slow Streets.
Not all Slow Streets have been as widely embraced as the ones on Page and Sanchez streets.Fourteen of the city's 31 pandemic Slow Streets didn't make the final cut, partly because of their low use, according to SFMTA.