Residents rally to keep JFK Drive in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park car-free

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Street safety advocates rallied in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Saturday, calling to make JFK Drive permanently car-free.

The major route that crosses the park from east to west has been closed to cars since last April.

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Advocates want Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors to keep it that way.

It's been a popular spot for walkers, runners and families to enjoy outdoor recreation while safely social distancing throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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