Photo from one of our Arguello Committee meetings in 2014, held at an SF Bicycle Coalition member’s home
Two years ago, we launched our member committee made up of local SF Bicycle Coalition members wanting to improve Arguello Boulevard at Velo Rouge Cafe.
After commitment from Supervisor Eric Mar, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is finally coming back to you with their proposals to make this well-loved Inner Richmond street more welcome and inviting for the many people who walk and bike here. The City is hosting a walkthrough next week to review these ideas, so RSVP today if you can make it.
Arguello Walkthrough with the SFMTA
Thursday, January 28 from 4PM
Meet at Arguello Boulevard at Fulton Street
Back in 2014, we held a series of committee meetings, including that first meeting at Velo Rouge Cafe as well as a site visit with the SFMTA and Supervisor Mar to look at opportunities to improve Arguello Boulevard. We recognized the number of unmarked pedestrian crossings, the narrow bike lanes right up against parked cars, fast-moving traffic on major crossings at Fulton Street and Geary Boulevard and the important bike connection that Arguello provides between Golden Gate Park and the Presidio.
This support from SF Bicycle Coalition members led to Supervisor Mar allocating funding for this project through the City’s Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program. This program seeks to “fund community-based neighborhood-scale planning efforts,” and one of the top priorities is to encourage more biking and walking.
For more information about this project, go to SFMTA’s website at sfmta.com/arguello. We hope to see you there next week!