Fifth Street is heavily used by those walking, biking or taking transit, and serves as the main route between CalTrain and Market Street. Your SF Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce that this critical gap in the bike network is getting a protected bike lane over the next year!
With construction of short-term improvements nearing completion, we all have much to celebrate. Help keep the momentum going by joining us next week to help win two more protected bike lanes in South of Market (SoMa.)
Supervisor Matt Haney and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will hold a Pedestrian and Bike Safety Summit next Wednesday to garner feedback on the next two quick-build projects in the works: Howard Street (from Embarcadero to Third) and Seventh Street (from Townsend to Folsom). Will you join and help us close the gaps in SoMa’s bike network?
Pedestrian and Bike Safety Summit
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, 375 Seventh Street
The new protected bike lane on Fifth Street closes a major gap in bike infrastructure for one of the most densely traversed parts of the City. The SFMTA moved swiftly, approving the project on September 17 and began construction on October 29. At this rate, near-term improvements for SoMa’s newest protected bike lane on Fifth Street, which runs from Townsend to Market, will be completed before the end of January 2020.
SoMa has been a major hub of growth for both jobs and housing, and we are now closer than ever to a complete network of protected bike lanes there. With over 8,000 new homes being added to the neighborhood as part of the Central SoMa plan, these bike lanes must continue to be built and improved.
Fifth Street marks the fifth quick-build constructed in SoMa this year, and the opportunity to line up two more in 2020 is only days away.
Help us keep the momentum rolling for SoMa bike lanes and RSVP today.