SF Freeway becomes pedestrian oriented boulevard

The double-decker freeway that once cut through Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, a concrete monster that served as a haven for drugs and prostitution and cast unwelcoming shadows over the area, is gone. In its place is a boulevard, which was designed not just with cars in mind, but pedestrians and bicyclists — a linear park where there was once only asphalt and concrete.

The city has plans to build up to 900 units of new housing — 50 percent deemed affordable — on the parcels along the boulevard that once served as the freeway right of way.

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