Golden Gate park is a canvas on which the city’s ambitions were sketched. San Francisco was the first major city on the coast. We’ll discover many firsts in the Park because it was where ideas were tested. We’ll see where a major railroad came right into the park, where the suspension bridge was first tried, where driver licenses were invented, why pedestrians were so feared, and we’ll even learn about street sweeping. This adventure will include great discussions between short stretches of riding. Highlights include Brooklyn Bridge in SF, the Northwest Passage, building roads on sand dunes, echo tunnels, abandoned 12th-20th century castle, garage fight, elephant ambulance, and a mini eiffel tower. Come ride around a park which was created out of a transportation challenge: too much horse poop!
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.