The Future of the Panhandle

With significant community support and input, we’re on the verge of seeing an investment in making the Panhandle safer and more fun for everyone.

Last week, dozens of Panhandle enthusiasts met at the park for an open house to discuss and give feedback on upcoming improvements.

A snapshot of recorded comments from the Panhandle open house on August 1, 2015.

A snapshot of recorded comments from the Panhandle open house on August 1, 2015.

Thanks to the support of local neighborhood groups like North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association and the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council, the SF Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) has been moving forward in implementing the $500,000 that Sup. London Breed committed to Panhandle improvements last year.

These improvements will be phased, with the first two phases funded. Improved lighting on the southern pedestrian path will go in first as soon as this fall. Intersection improvements will come next year, as a response to the many who want to see calmer speeds and safer crossings on the northern, multi-use path. For more information, check out the RPD’s website and see the full presentation boards as a PDF here.

If you weren’t able to make the meeting, RPD has asked for comments to be sent directly to the project manager at Comments must be submitted by this Friday, Aug. 14.

As biking has boomed and the multi-use path is the main commute option for people biking from the Avenues to downtown, we’re hearing more and more desire for the Fell and Oak protected bike lanes to connect all the way to Golden Gate Park. Want to be part of making that a reality? Join our Panhandle mailing list below to sign up for our Biker Bulletin and also receive specific project updates.

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