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Rally Friday Morning to Save Market/Octavia Bike Lane

Posted By Bryan Goebel On January 15, 2009 @ 4:18 pm In Bicycle Infrastructure,Bicycle Safety,Bike Lanes,San Francisco | 2 Comments

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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 [2] tomorrow morning to protest an MTA proposal to remove the eastbound bike lane [1] and concrete barrier. Turn out and add your voice to the growing list of those opposed to removing a bike lane at one of the city's most dangerous intersections.

From the SFBC press release:

Cycling advocates and city leaders will rally at the Market and Octavia intersection this Friday, January 16th at 9am in an attempt to save a bike lane and protective barrier that the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) proposes to remove. Opponents, who believe the MTA plan will significantly lessen bike safety at the infamously dangerous intersection, are expected to express their shock and frustration that city transportation leaders would remove a bike lane during a time when no new bike lanes have been added in more than two years.

The plan to eliminate this critical piece of bicycle infrastructure in San Francisco goes before a judge next Thursday.

Flickr photo [3]: Cheryl Brinkman


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[1] : http://sf.streetsblog.org/2009/01/07/mta-board-backs-plan-to-eliminate-bike-lane-at-octaviamarket/

[2] Market/Octavia: http://www.sfbike.org/?octavia

[3] photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherylandrich/3200096576/

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