Over the past years, our members have re-envisioned what Folsom and Howard could look like. That vision, including two-way bike lanes and protected intersections, is up for approval this month. Will you join us and speak up at City Hall and to help shape the future of SoMa?
The Folsom and Howard Streetscape Project has been in the works since 2016. Hundreds of our members have attended dozens of events to let City staff know what they want to see out of these streets.
While we’ve fought and won near-term improvements on both Folsom and Howard, the long-term vision for these corridors goes even further. The new designs include two-way protected bike lanes as wide as 14 feet on both corridors and fully protected intersections. Civic art, wider sidewalks and public realm enhancements such as seating and trees are also built-in to the project to fully transform both these streets.
As SoMa continues to grow and thrive, we need streets that will accommodate more and more people biking while adding elements that make our dense downtown neighborhoods more inviting. This project would open up these major corridors to people riding, effectively doubling the space available to people walking and biking as the neighborhood grows.
On June 18, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will vote on the proposed project and we need to be there in strong support to make sure it goes through. Let’s get this project over the line, together!
SFMTA Board of Directors
Tuesday June 18th, 1:00 PM
City Hall, Room 400