Townsend, Howard, Valencia on the Horizon

We had a record-breaking year in 2018, with more than five miles of protected bike lanes built. Whether it was Tenderloin’s first protected bike lane on Turk Street or filling in critical gaps on 17th Street between Church and Sanchez, every block of new, high-quality bike lanes makes a difference.

We’re closing out the year strong. We celebrated unanimous approvals for near-term protected bike lanes on Howard, Townsend and Valencia streets in the past couple months. Most importantly, all three projects are rapidly moving into construction.

Connecting to Caltrain, Townsend is now repaved as paint and posts are being installed to establish a protected bike lane between Fourth and Eighth streets.

Townsend before and after

For people biking to and from downtown, Howard Street, like Folsom, now has protected bike lane from Sixth to 11th streets. Construction is about to wrap up so that people biking here will no longer have to contend with cars driving in the bike lane.

Howard before and after

On Valencia, this expedited project is about to break ground, and by the end of January, you’ll be able to ride these protected bike lanes here between Market to 15th streets.

For all of these streets, be mindful of construction, bike slowly and follow any posted signs or detours. If you have any feedback or issues during construction, don’t hesitate to reach out to our community organizers.

For Townsend and Howard, email

For Valencia, email

We look forward to celebrating all these bike lanes and more in the new year. Let’s break more records in 2019!

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