When it comes to dangerous streets on our bicycle network, Fifth Street is one of the most glaring examples. We’ve been working on getting quick changes made to Fifth Street, and now is the time to act to make changes happen this year.
Right now, Fifth Street consists of four lanes of fast-moving traffic sandwiched between freeway on-ramps and off-ramps — a high injury corridor. It is also one of the most direct bicycle routes to Caltrain, forcing people riding to and from the station to either risk their lives, or take a significant detour.
At public open houses, workshops and rallies, SF Bicycle Coalition members have pushed for the highest quality protected bike lanes for Fifth Street, and with support from Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Matt Haney, proposed designs for the corridor include exactly that.
On Tuesday, September 17, new protected bike lanes on Fifth Street (from Market to Townsend) will be up for approval before the SF Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors. This is a huge project and we’ll need our members there to ensure this project gets approved along with an aggressive timeline.
Not only are we demanding the highest quality of infrastructure, but we want it in the ground by the end of 2019. Join us in our demands on September 17.
SFMTA Board of Directors
Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 PM
City Hall, Room 400