The year might be coming to a close, but we’re not done getting protected bike lanes approved and in the ground.
Join Supervisor Matt Haney and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for a community meeting on December 11 where City planners will present and seek feedback on two more bike projects in SoMa: Howard Street (from Embarcadero to Third) and Seventh Street (from Townsend to Folsom).
District 6 Traffic Safety Community Meeting
Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, 375 Seventh Street
In May, Mayor London Breed challenged the SFMTA to build 20 miles of protected bike lanes in two years. City planners went to work right away using the new quick-build process to upgrade existing bike lanes across the city and build new ones to close gaps in the bike network. The two projects in SoMa are critical to San Francisco because they will close gaps on some of our city’s most popular bike routes and provide protected bike lanes for the entire length of Howard Street and Seventh Street.
We are so grateful for Supervisor Haney’s continued support, especially a time when we are seeing more pedestrians hit and killed on our streets than ever before. It takes leadership like his to bring urgency to designing streets that put people first.
Along with the Supervisor’s support, the quick-build process has given the SFMTA a new tool to get protected bike lane projects in the ground more rapidly, and we’re thrilled with the speed and efficiency at which lanes have been going in as a result. With the quick-build process in place, that means December 11’s community meeting will be a one-stop-shop to view the proposals and provide feedback to City planners so we can get this project approved and constructed soon afterward.
There’s no time to waste when it comes to addressing street safety, so we hope to see you at the community meeting to give your support so we can continue to build more protected bike lanes in SoMa.
Will you join us on December 11? RSVP today.