Designing for Tracks on 17th Street

If you bike around San Francisco, you know that historic rails can be a tricky obstacle.

On 17th Street between Church and Sanchez streets, several rail lines come together to form a complicated stretch that is difficult to navigate for people biking between the Mission and the Castro. The SF Department of Public Health collected data that shows what we all know: this location has a history of crashes, and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is now focusing their attention here to find a solution. Will you come and give your input on the design?

I’m There

Last February our members and other local residents packed the room to kick off public planning to improve this notoriously difficult stretch of 17th Street. The options included protected bike lanes on both sides of the street, as well as a two-way protected bike lane on one side of the street. Following up on the community’s input, the SFMTA is now ready to present their recommendations for this stretch between Church and Sanchez streets.

After reviewing your feedback and analyzing the street, the SFMTA’s preferred option is curbside bike lanes on both sides of 17th Street to allow room for people on bikes to safely avoid the tracks. If you bike here regularly and want a better way to navigate the rails, come to this community meeting led by the SFMTA and give your input on the preferred design.

SFMTA Open House for 17th Street Bicycle Safety Project
Thursday, June 15 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia St.

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