Chenery Street will not become a slow street again, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board voted Tuesday, May 16.
After several hours of many heartfelt statements both for and against a reinstatement by Glen Park residents, the board said it felt there was too little consensus to vote to once again make Chenery a Slow Street.
During the COVID pandemic, the Chenery Slow Street ran just two blocks, from Lippard to Burnside. SFMTA staff had proposed that the slow street be retried, this time running from Elk to Diamond. The board disagreed.
“I think we need to let this community heal,” said SFMTA director Manny Yekutiel.