Next Up for SoMa Streets: Protected Bike Lanes

Protected bike lanes in SoMa are happening, and here’s your chance to see them with your own eyes.

Through the Executive Directive issued by Mayor Ed Lee last month, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) committed to implementing three protected bike lanes within nine months. The first of these is proposed for Seventh and Eighth Streets to connect two popular bike routes, Market and Folsom Streets. The SFMTA will hold an open house next week to show concepts for improved street design.

Seventh & Eighth Street Project Open House
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Bayanihan Center: 1010 Mission St.

With fast-moving traffic on both these streets, this project provides not only physically-protected bike lanes but significant pedestrian and transit improvements including new boarding islands for Muni, painted safety zones and signal upgrades.

Thanks to the SFMTA, the project timeline for Seventh and Eighth Streets will be expedited with construction starting as early as spring of next year, pending approval. There will still be plenty of ways to share input starting with next week’s open house. Here’s yet another chance to make our new people-friendly vision for SoMa a reality, block by block.

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