Have you ever had difficulty navigating the historic rails on 17th Street between Church and Sanchez? You’re not alone, which is why the City went through a public planning process over the last year to explore safety improvements there.
The final design for a protected bike lane is now ready for approval before the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board. Will you write a letter in support of the new design for 17th Street?
When it comes to biking in San Francisco, historic rails are a signature of the city that can be a tricky obstacle. On 17th Street between Church and Sanchez streets, several rail lines come together to form a complicated stretch that is difficult to navigate for people biking between the Mission and the Castro.
The City collected data that shows what we all know: this location has a long history of crashes. Now the SFMTA is ready to approve protected bike lanes on both sides of 17th Street to allow room for people on bikes to safely avoid the tracks between Church and Sanchez.
In June, our members and other local residents packed the room to see the final proposals for improving this notoriously difficult stretch of 17th Street, and everyone was especially excited about the option for protected bike lanes. Now the plan is going up for approval to the SFMTA Board on Nov. 7, and we want to make sure the City hears this support from the community.
If you bike here regularly and want a better way to navigate the rails, write a letter today in support of protected bike lanes on 17th Street.