San Franciscans deserve easy access to the incredible parks of the Outer Sunset by bike. That’s why we are excited that the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is kicking off planning to redesign 20th Avenue to be the preferred north-south connection for people biking between Golden Gate Park and Stern Grove. Can you stop by one of the two SFMTA outreach tables next week during evening commute hours to give your input?
The Sunset is home to many families who use Golden Gate Park and Stern Grove as their own backyards. Safe access to the parks is critical for these families to feel welcome and comfortable biking with their children to the playground, to a picnic or to events and destinations within the parks. With crossings at Irving, Noriega and Taraval, 20th Avenue also connects to popular commercial corridors, and provides an important connection to Kirkham which is the key east-west corridor that people biking use to travel downtown.
Wide streets like 20th Avenue promote fast-moving traffic, and as the designated north-south bike route through the Sunset this street would benefit from traffic calming measures that prioritize people walking and biking.
If you can’t make it to either of the outreach tables, join us on a July 8 ride to look closely at ways to improve your ride on 20th Avenue. The ride will start in Golden Gate Park and end in Stern Grove.
Sunset Survey Ride
Hoover Redwood Grove Picnic Area in Golden Gate Park
MLK Drive near Transverse Drive
Saturday, July 8 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm