Don’t blink; construction is already over. A new protected bike lane has gone in on Eighth Street and is open for all to ride.
Back in March, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the extension of protected bike lanes on Eighth Street from Howard all the way to Townsend. Hundreds of people bike on Eighth Street daily despite it being on our high-injury network. After a couple of months of construction, this new bike lane is ready to ride, making for a completely protected ride for the entirety of Eighth Street from Market to the traffic circle at Townsend.
The new physically separated bike lane keeps people riding curbside, away from moving vehicles, and protects them through a mix of concrete transit boarding islands and parked vehicles. Another exciting feature of this project is the bike-first intersection at Brannan Street. This new design protects people riding where it matters most — as they cross the intersection. This feature is a great addition to this project, and we hope to see more like it along the rest of Eighth Street and other SoMa corridors.
This new protected bike lane would not have been possible without our members, who organized and spoke in support time and time again. With more projects cropping up citywide, we need more champions to push them forward. Join us at our Organizing 103 Workshop to learn the skills and tools you need to have an impact in your community.
Organizing 103: Driving Home the Victory
1720 Market St.
Tuesday, May 29 — 6:00 – 7:30 PM