Final Push for Turk Street Protected Bike Lanes

Protected bike lanes on Turk Street are heading for final approval at the SF Municipal Transportation (SFMTA) Board of Directors on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Join us at City Hall to make this new bike lane through the Tenderloin a reality.

I’m There

Our campaign for a protected bike lane on Turk from Market to Polk has been hard fought. In April of last year, the SFMTA presented a plan for paint-only bike lanes on Turk, a design we saw fail on adjacent Golden Gate Avenue already. A first for our organization, we opposed this inadequate bike lane and demanded something better.

Turk Street is a high-injury corridor in a neighborhood with no east-west bicycle routes where all other streets are also high-injury corridors. As such, San Franciscans deserve the highest quality bike infrastructure on Turk Street; nothing short of a protected bike lane would do.

Thanks to the hard work of our members, community stakeholders and the SFMTA staff, a protected bike lane approaches reality with final approval possible on Tuesday, Jan. 16. These plans for Turk are seeing broad support from local tenants, service providers, emergency responders and our members, but we need you to speak up and push this project through approvals.

SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 16 — 1:00 – 3:00 pm
City Hall, Room 400

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