Photo by Roger Rudick / Streetsblog SF
In 2017 we celebrated four brand new protected bike lanes constructed in SoMa. That’s amazing, and with two new protected bike lanes already approved in 2018, we have a great opportunity to keep building on that momentum.
Protected bike lanes were constructed on Seventh, Eighth, Division and Folsom streets last year, marking a huge increase in dedicated space for people who bike in SoMa. A group of dedicated members passionate about our streets, our SoMa Member Committee has proven instrumental in winning these bike-friendly improvements. They led the way by organizing around public planning, turning out for approvals and holding the City accountable to construction timelines, powering these projects from start to finish.
The SoMa Member Committee meets regularly to talk through the latest street projects in SoMa and strategize how we can hold the City accountable for delivering urgently needed bike projects. With projects on Townsend, Fifth, Folsom and Howard streets all entering crucial planning phase, 2018 is a particularly exciting year. Now will be the time to organize around these projects and make sure that we win the protected bike lanes needed to keep all people biking safe in SoMa — one of our busiest neighborhoods.
SoMa Member Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
SF Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St.
At this first meeting of the year, we will be regroup around new and upcoming projects to determine our strategy moving forward. RSVP below and take the next step towards the change you want to see on your streets.