We have never been closer to getting protected bike lanes on Market Street from Octavia to the Wiggle. Final approvals await at City Hall on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 pm, and we’re inviting you to tell the City that we can’t wait any longer.
Last month our members flooded the inboxes of SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board members and the new District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy urging the City to move forward with a protected bike lane design. The full package of improvements features protected bike lanes in both directions from Octavia to the Duboce Bikeway, along with a landscaped median, an improved bike crossing at Octavia, pedestrian safety islands and bulb-outs throughout. These changes will calm traffic and address the chronic issue of double parking in the bike lanes, a well-known problem for Upper Market.
Our members moved the City to action: Supervisor Sheehy expressed his public support, and now the SFMTA is looking to approve the protected bike lane — the final step needed before construction is possible. Now is the time to show up and tell the City that you deserve a smart design on Market that will help people on bikes comfortably get to the Wiggle and beyond. Will you join us at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon?