You heard it here first: Near-term protected bike lanes on Howard are on track to be in the ground by the end of the year! To make sure the City is keeping up with their timeline we’re hosting a ride with the SFMTA project team so that they can hear from you, our members.
At two open houses last month, dozens of SF Bicycle Coalition members, City staff and Supervisor Jane Kim pored over large drawings of the near-term Howard Street bike lanes. Parking-protected bike lanes stretching from 6th to 11th Street promise to make this busy stretch of road way safer for the thousands of daily bicycle commuters.
The most exciting news from the open houses, though, was the aggressive timeline for these near-term protected bike lanes. The designs are to be approved and implemented before the end of 2018.
Still, many of our members had questions about the designs. Can we replace the mixing zones with something better? How will special passenger loading impact the bike lane? What will Howard look like in the long term?
Rather than pass these questions on to City staff, we want to provide you with the opportunity to ask them directly. Join us and the SFMTA Howard project team on October 3 for a ride through of Howard where we’ll talk in depth about the designs and the next steps to getting them in the ground.