|This graphic show what we were expecting from the Phase 1 project. |
This is currently posted on Sloat's main parking lot restroom.
The fight to ensure parking improvements for south Ocean Beach is on. At last month's Coastal Commission hearing in Fisherman's wharf, we testified for the need for new parking; and that it should be included in the upcoming road re-alignment project.
Surfrider contends that our request for parking improvements is only fair as we have been told for several years now that temporary new parking for beach access was to be included in this project. The Phase One plan was to accomplish this by repurposing the abandoned southbound lanes. A graphic of this proposal can be found posted on the walls of the Sloat restroom. See text in picture - "parking in abandoned lanes".
To help us in this effort, please send a letter to the SF Department of Public Works, the agency in charge of executing the road project. However, definitely CC (carbon copy) to the North Central District office of the Coastal Commission, Supervisor Katy Tang, Supervisor Peskin, SF Rec. and Park Director Phillip Ginsburg, Benjamin Grant at SPUR and Brian Aviles at the National Parks Service. These are key entities that will be deciding the fate of beach access parking for the Sloat area.
Here is a sample text. Feel free to copy and paste:
cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, NorthCentralCoast@coastal.ca.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Decision-makers of the Sloat erosion site,
My name is _______________ and I __________ (surf, hike, fish, enjoy, etc) Ocean Beach. While I support the restoration plan for the erosion site south of Sloat, the upcoming road realignment work should include additional beach access parking using the abandoned lanes until a new long-term parking lot can be built.
Thanks again for your help!