Panhandle Path Improvements Almost Here

One mile of off-street path connects Fell and Oak protected bike lanes to Golden Gate Park, and it’s used by hundreds of people every day.

From Baker Street to Stanyan Street, bikes share the Panhandle Park path with pedestrians, away from the fast-moving cars on Fell and Oak Streets.

We’re excited that the neighborhood-driven proposals for Panhandle improvements continues to move forward, with a project manager from SF Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) now assigned. They look to move forward with improvements as early as this fall, so this is the time to learn more and get involved!

Panhandle Pathways Open House
Panhandle Park, at Ashbury Street
Saturday, August 1 from 10AM-12PM

As biking has boomed in San Francisco, though, this path has become more and more crowded in recent years, now teeming with people of all ages biking here in the morning and evenings. After talking with our members, local residents and neighborhood associations in the area, we identified improvements to the southern pedestrian path as a huge opportunity.

Improvements to the pedestrian-only path would make this much more welcoming to families with strollers, runners and dog-walkers alike but also open up more space on the northern mixed-use path. It would also help to begin conversations about circulation in this area and what the long-term vision for biking and walking here could look like. As North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association states: “This is an important time for the community to give input directly to RPD staff.”

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