Do you enjoy the new, center-running bike lane on Page Street between Laguna Street and Octavia Boulevard? This is just the start to better biking on Page Street all the way from Stanyan to Market.
Led by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the City recently held two public open houses to present the plans in progress for Page Street. We heard from our members about their biking experiences on the street, and they spoke directly to City staff about ways to make the ride safer and more enjoyable.
The Page Street options included bulbouts and wider sidewalks for calming traffic, as well as green, protected bike lanes to increase the visibility of people on bicycles. Members of the public contributed their thoughts and suggestions by writing directly on the maps or placing post-it notes by certain features. Unsurprisingly, the most popular option was for green bike lanes all the way to Divisadero.
Members of the community were excited to see the City prioritizing the safety of people walking and biking in their plans. Jessica Jenkins, a local resident and SF Bicycle Coalition member, commented, “It’s great to see SFMTA being so creative & ambitious with bike improvements, but I worry about what will get derailed in favor of cars.” Now the SFMTA and the Planning Department are back to the drawing boards where the community’s input will influence the next round of designs.
As the design process moves along, we want to make sure that your voice is heard to create the best bicycling experience possible for Page Street. RSVP here if you’d like to join a member-led committee to inform the City’s plans. Our next meeting is on Tuesday June 7 6:00 at Cafe International.