MTA Hearing on Bike Plan Packed, Mayor to Hold Presser at 3 pm
Only 10 people showed up to testify in opposition at the hearing, many of them SOMA representatives who want the MTA to revisit the design of the 2nd Street bike lane project. However, those supporting the 2nd Street bike lanes far outnumbered those opposed. Despite the opposition and testimony over 2nd Street, MTA staff has recommended approval.
Testimony is expected to continue until around 2 p.m. and then the Mayor is scheduled to hold a press conference at 3 pm on City Hall steps, along with MTA staff and supporters, to celebrate approval and reiterate his support for the Bike Plan and call for implementation of the priority routes as soon as the injunction is lifted.
We'll have more from the presser this afternoon.