Protected Bike Lanes in SoMa Approved

Seventh and Eighth Streets: Approved.

Next up: Folsom and Howard Streets.

With over 100 letters of support and great turnout at the open house in September, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors unanimously approved protected bike lanes on Seventh and Eighth Streets on Tuesday.

These new bike lanes connect Market and Folsom Streets, and will be physically protected with transit boarding islands and vehicle parking. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017.

The fast turnaround is thanks to the SFMTA staff, who worked quickly to meet the commitment laid out by the Mayor’s Executive Directive. The Directive called for three protected bike lane projects to be implemented within nine months, including Seventh and Eighth Streets.

RSVP for our SoMa Member Committee

Now that the gap is closed between Market and Folsom, our attention turns to the long-term transformation of Folsom and Howard Streets. The future of biking and walking in SoMa is centered around the planning efforts here, and now is the time to get creative. Join us at our next SoMa Member Committee and meet others who want to continue the momentum forward for a better SoMa.

SoMa Member Committee
Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
SF Bicycle Coalition at 1720 Market St.

Become a member and you'll improve your commute and get discounts at shops across the city.