(a) Findings and Purpose.
This legislation supports and is in furtherance of the findings set forth in Section 6.12.
The public interest will be served by a Saturday closure of John F. Kennedy Drive, between Transverse Drive and the western side of Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, and closure of Stow Lake Drive East connecting with that portion of John F. Kennedy Drive.
Saturday road closures are necessary for the safety and protection of persons who would use these roads during the closures.
(b) Saturday Road Closures. The following roads in Golden Gate Park shall be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Saturdays, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and Pacific Daylight Time, subject to the inclement weather condition protocols that apply to the current Sunday road closures: John F. Kennedy Drive between Transverse Drive and the western side of Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive and Stow Lake Drive between Stow Lake Drive East and John F. Kennedy Drive. The Recreation and Park Department, with the assistance, as needed, of other City departments, shall arrange for appropriate barriers to motor vehicles to be placed within Golden Gate Park so as to effectuate the aforementioned street closures. The Saturday road closures mandated in this subsection (b) shall be in effect from the first Saturday in April through the last Saturday in September.
The disability access standards, exempt motor vehicles provision, and the emergency authority of the General Manager, as set forth in Sections 6.12(b), (c), and (d), respectively, shall apply to the Saturday road closures established herein. The Saturday closures established herein also shall be subject to the following additional conditions:
Prior to the annual starting date for the closures set forth in subsection (b), the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Disability, in consultation with the Recreation and Park Department and the DeYoung Museum Access Division, shall determine whether physical accessibility is provided through the closure area compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Vehicle deliveries to the DeYoung Museum loading dock during the Saturday and Sunday closure are specifically acknowledged and authorized herein. Such vehicles shall have unimpeded access to the Museum’s loading dock from John F. Kennedy Drive through the road closure area. The DeYoung Museum shall develop appropriate protocols that provide for unencumbered delivery access to its loading dock and maintain safety of individuals within the road closure area. The Museum shall evaluate such protocols and delivery activities on a regular basis to ensure that adequate delivery access and public safety are maintained. If necessary, the Recreation and Park Department, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office, shall institute additional or modified methods that ensure adequate delivery access to the Museum and public safety.
The Recreation and Park Department, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office on Disability, shall develop appropriate signage for the Saturday Road closure to minimize any traffic disruption.
Effect on Sunday and Holiday Road Closures. This Section is not intended to have any effect on street closures in Golden Gate Park on Sundays and holidays except for the provisions of subsection (c)(ii) concerning delivery access to the DeYoung Museum’s loading dock.
(e) Conflict With Other Provisions of Law. If any provision of this Section conflicts with an earlier enacted provision of this Article or of any other earlier enacted provision of law, and the conflict cannot be reasonably reconciled, the provision of this Section shall govern.
(f) Severability. If any provision, sentence, clause, or other part of this Section is held to be invalid or unlawful, such a holding shall not limit or abrogate other parts of this Section that can be given effect independently of the invalid or unlawful provision, sentence, clause, or part. If the application of a provision, sentence, clause, or other part of this Section to a person or class of persons, or to a specific circumstance, is held to be invalid or unlawful, such a holding shall not limit or abrogate other applications of the same provision, sentence, clause, or part that can be given effect independently of the invalid or unlawful application.
(Added by Ord. 98-07, File No. 070269, App. 5/4/2007; Ord. 271-07, File No. 070489, App. 11/26/2007)