Why do we have 2 Great Highways

06/13/18 - posted by Holt Macon

We have the upper and lower Great Highways.
Some old documents have spoken about 49th Avenue but I don't know if they are talking about La Playa Street.

It would have made a lot more sense to have the lower Great Highway named 49th Avenue or something else to avoid confusion with the upper Great Highway.

Say someone is coming to San Francisco for the first time and is told to go to an address on the Great Highway. So he gets on the upper Great Highway and realizes his mistake but now he cannot turn back until he gets to Sloat before he can come down to the lower Great Highway and go all the way back to get to his destination.


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