That’s the deadline that Mayor London Breed has given the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to implement a protected bike lane on Valencia Street from Market to 15th. We thank Mayor Breed for her leadership in boldly advancing street safety for the thousands of people who bike and walk every day.
As announced in the San Francisco Chronicle this Wednesday, Mayor Breed has directed the SFMTA to speed up near-term improvements on Valencia Street as “an important first step” to expedite safety throughout the city.
These past three months haven’t been easy. Since July, there have been three fatalities involving people who were biking, from the Embarcadero to the Tenderloin to SoMa. This is unacceptable, and we thank Mayor Breed for not only expressing her commitment to Vision Zero but using her leadership to direct the SFMTA to speed up their processes and fix our most dangerous streets.
Now that we have a path forward to bring protected bike lanes to Valencia Street, we need to make sure people who bike there are engaged in this process. Join us at our next member committee meeting to learn more about our Valencia campaign and make sure the SFMTA meets this four-month timeline.
Valencia Member Committee
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Muddy Waters Coffee House, 521 Valencia St.
As we advocate to make these near-term improvements real, we know we can’t lose sight of our long-term vision for Valencia Street. We will continue to be powered by our members to make sure this momentum for near-term changes build towards a more bike-friendly future for all of Valencia, from Market all the way to the southern end at Mission.