Emergency Rally To Save Market and Octavia Bike Lane

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Rally Friday Morning to Save Market/Octavia Bike Lane

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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members, cyclists and several electeds, including Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Bevan Dufty, plan to be at the intersection of Market/Octavia tomorrow morning to protest an MTA proposal to remove the eastbound bike lane and concrete barrier. Turn out and add your voice to the growing list of those opposed to removing […]

Today’s Headlines

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Did Obama Team, Democrats Make Deal to Trim Stimulus Money for Public Transit? (Grist) Mayors Worried Stimulus Money Won’t Reach Cities (Reuters) State Controller says Special Election May Be Needed to Break Budget Impasse (SF Gate) Debate Continues Over Schwarzenegger Proposal to Gut CEQA (Merc) Federal Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Leases Near National Parks […]

Hundreds Rally to Save Market/Octavia Bike Lane

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In a powerful show of opposition to a plan that calls for removing the eastbound Market Street bike lane and concrete island at Octavia Boulevard, hundreds of bicyclists, their supporters and local and state elected officials gathered today at the dangerous intersection to loudly urge the MTA to scrap its idea for a shared lane. […]

SFMTA Proposes Short-Term Safety Upgrades for Octavia Boulevard

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Ten years after Octavia Boulevard opened in the footprint of the former Central Freeway, the SFMTA has proposed a package of short-term safety fixes for people walking and biking, especially along the cross streets. The upgrades could be implemented by the end of 2016. Proposals in the works include a bike lane on eastbound Page Street, a […]
Only a few months remain to fulfill a specific requirement of Mayor Lee's order on safety. Photo: Streetsblog

Will SFMTA Make its Deadlines for Protected Bike Lanes?

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Recently, District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy committed to protected bike lanes in his district from Octavia to Duboce on Market, as part of the Upper Market Street Safety project. But despite Sheehy’s support, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) leadership delayed a key hearing and, according to a report in the SF Examiner, the protected bike lanes were […]
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Parking–Not Bike Advocates–Trumped Fire Department Concerns on Upper Market

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It was celebrated as a victory for safety by cycling and walking advocates when the SFMTA voted last week to approve plans to add safety enhancements on Upper Market, including parking-protected bike lanes. But not, apparently, by San Francisco Chronicle columnists Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross. “Bikes win, Fire Department loses in Market Street redo” was the […]