If you’ve biked along Valencia in the past year and a half, you know the pilot project to increase safety between Market and 15th Streets has been a huge success. Now we can make this pilot permanent by showing our support at next Tuesday’s SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board meeting. Can I count on you to help us win this?
Since the pilot was implemented in February 2019, there has been a 99 percent decrease in vehicles blocking the bike lane, and dooring instances are down 95 percent. We want to make sure the SFMTA Board hears what we all see on Valencia Street: this pilot is a huge success and it must serve as an example of how we can improve the rest of the Valencia corridor. That’s why we need you to weigh in today.
There’s a long way to go to make all of Valencia people-friendly. While we continue under shelter-in-place orders, the SFMTA has paused outreach work for the southern portion of Valencia between 19th and Cesar Chavez streets, but your SF Bicycle Coalition is committed to working alongside the SFMTA to get back to work as soon as possible. In the meantime, let’s work together to make the pilot permanent.