Why is the Wiggle so popular that there’s a song written about it, a famous mural to mark its start, its own “Wigg Party” and even unique signs to guide its route?
Because it’s the flattest (and most fun!) route connecting the west side to downtown, of course!
While San Franciscans love the city’s hills, we don’t always love riding on them. Thousands of people bike on along this route through the Lower Haight every day, as it’s a great way to avoid the much larger hills that surround this relatively flat route.
In 2013, the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) teamed up to bring a mix of stormwater management and traffic calming improvements for a better biking and walking experience as part of the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor project. This led to a series of community meetings, and the City has since taken some time to put all your great ideas into a package of improvements.
There will be an Engineering Hearing next Friday, April 3, where we will see more details of the overall project. This is a great chance to direct comments to the SFMTA with your thoughts before it goes to the SFMTA Board of Directors on May 5 for the final approvals.
If you can’t make it, we’ll be sure to update you with the proposed improvements and how it will affect your Wiggle experience. Be sure to join our mailing list to hear about all the great improvements and projects happening throughout the area.
As always, while you’re pedaling around, be sure to follow the Rules of the Road or attend one of our Urban Bicycle Workshops to brush up!