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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

*Nominee 

Crissy Field

San Francisco

CA

USA

Contributed by 
Stephen Lawton
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
April 17, 2002
December 14, 2017

Waterfront promenade along the San Fransisco Bay

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Outstanding promenade with one of the great views in the world: the Golden Gate of San Francisco Bay. Historical buildings, play spaces, natural estuary restored last year, various activity spaces.

Access & Linkages

Accessable by all modes, bus service, popular bike and foot destination.

Comfort & Image

Automobile presence is calm; primarily a pedestrian space; clean and maintained by Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Uses & Activities

Entire field is used for range of activities: windsurfing, walking; picnics; kites; skating, more.

Sociability

This is a world destination; people of all nations and colors; civil behavior; a showpiece for residents.

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