Bringing Bike Boulevards to the Richmond

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The Richmond District is on its way to becoming a great neighborhood for biking with the neighborhood’s first bicycle boulevard. With Eighth Avenue up next for improvements, your voice can make a difference in shaping the new design for this park-to-park connection.

Join us at an SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) open house on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to advocate for the best possible design.

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Eighth Avenue runs through the heart of the Richmond District, connecting Golden Gate Park to the Presidio. The residential corridor is spotted with restaurants, independent businesses, schools and the Clement Farmers Market on Sundays. The new design options for the corridor focus on slowing down vehicle traffic to prioritize people walking and biking.

At the open house next week, the SFMTA will present the design options for establishing a bicycle boulevard, which include some well-known tactics like curb extensions and speed humps, and newer methods like traffic circles and diverters. These best practices of smart street design are known to create quiet and inviting streets.

During the open house in March, Richmond residents and SF Bicycle Coalition members were in strong support of adding traffic diversions on Eighth Avenue at Anza and Balboa streets. The traffic diverters would decrease the amount of vehicles driving on this north-south corridor by diverting northbound cars at Anza Street and southbound cars at Balboa Street.

Join us to talk about the options for delivering an Eighth Avenue that calms traffic and puts people first next week at the Richmond Branch Library.

Eighth Avenue Neighborway Open House
Wednesday Oct. 18, drop in from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Richmond Branch Library
Bike parking near the 10th Avenue entrance

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