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From Trails to Rapid Transit: History of Transportation South of Twin Peaks
May 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project MeetingFrom Trails to Rapid Transit: History of Transportation South of Twin Peaks
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, join us at the next meeting of the GPNHP as we recall our local transit history and the massive changes in the Glen Park-Sunnyside district, from the earliest traces and trails to the San Francisco-San Jose Rail Road that went on to become the Central Pacific and later the Southern Pacific; the city’s first electric route, the San Francisco-San Mateo Electric Railway and its powerhouse; the Geneva Car Barns that later became the MUNI yards; the construction of Interstate 280; and finally and BART. After the presentations (weather permitting), we will take a short walk in a section of Balboa Park to view the locations of some of these significant histories. Mark your calendars and join us!Meeting Location: Community Room, Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane ( map of location ) Street parking: Available on San Jose Avenue and Sgt. John V. Young Lane. Public transit: Take the J-Church to Santa Ynez and San Jose Avenue then walk a few minutes to the south; take BART and disembark at Balboa Station, walk several minutes north on San Jose Avenue. Walk: Take the Havelock pedestrian bridge and exit at the Ingleside Police Station.This meeting is free! Become a GPNHP Member by supporting the GPNHP for one year for $15 per person or $20 per household!