Thanks to our incredible members and community partners, new bikeways are being added across the city. Here are three exciting new projects:
In June, the SFMTA implemented the much-awaited San Jose Avenue pilot project. The one-mile stretch, from the I-280 off-ramp to Randall Street, includes a road diet, buffered bike lane and forthcoming soft hit posts and green paint. Much like the recently implemented Polk Street contraflow, the project will close a critical gap in our bike network and finally create a safe and symmetrical bike route from the Mission to the Excelsior and Glen Park neighborhoods. This project is the result of years of community organizing and we’re excited to see the project on the ground. The pilot is a chance to see how the bike lane works and what other improvements are needed. Weigh in on the design for San Jose Avenue here.
The SF Bicycle Coaliton’s work for a people-friendly waterfront continues! This project – so big that it’s being managed by two SF Bicycle Coalition staff (Janice Li and Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz) — is in the early stages, when member participation is critical. The SFMTA, along with the Port, are considering a revamp of the Embarcadero, which will include better bicycle infrastructure and a cleaner, more inviting way to move bicyclists along the waterfront. Janice and Paolo are doing outreach to stakeholders, examining design possibilities, and making sure that we have the strongest case possible for good bike facilities on the Embarcadero. Get involved today!
Our dedicated members have been working closely with neighborhood groups and merchants for the last several months to develop a “complete streets” vision for Columbus Avenue in North Beach. This popular street is lined with restaurants and shops and has narrow sidewalks, but has almost no bicycle infrastructure. Our advocacy, working closely with neighbors, has led to a plan for trial buffered bike lanes on a portion of Columbus, but there are still hurdles when it comes to funding bike lanes and wider sidewalks along the entire length for the entire length. Learn how you can get involved in the Columbus Avenue campaign.