Near-Term Improvements Approved on Arguello

On Tuesday the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors approved improvements to make Arguello Boulevard a better place to bike, walk, shop and visit. Join our Arguello campaign and be the first to get all of the latest information on these and long-term improvements planned for the corridor.

The changes include adding a buffer to the existing bike lane, lines to guide bicycles through intersections and traffic diversion at McAllister Street that makes the intersection much safer for people on bicycles. Click here for full details with images. This approval is a critical first step towards the long-term vision for Arguello, which will be repaved in 2017. Thanks to everyone who wrote letters on behalf of the project; our members’ support was key to yesterday’s win for people who bike.

As the main corridor that connects two world-class parks for people walking and biking, this street has the potential to be a destination point for people seeking a piece of nature in the city. We applaud the SFMTA for moving towards that goal by make more space available to people biking even ahead of next year’s street repaving. We also look forward to the final vision with a wide, green buffered bike lane that will make Arguello better for everyone, whether you’re commuting to work or traveling between the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.

With strong member input we can win changes that will make Arguello Boulevard an enjoyable ride for all users. The SFMTA and your SF Bicycle Coalition have heard from members and the broader public that the intersections along the corridor are a major safety concern. We want to hear more about these problem spots, and about your experiences riding on Arguello. Please take a minute to tell us your thoughts in the petition below.

Whether you have suggestions or not, please show your support for a safe Arguello in the months and years ahead. As more news and opportunities to make a difference become available, we’ll be sure you’re the first to know.

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