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Bikeway Update: JFK Drive Coming in January, East Cesar Chavez in March

Posted By Aaron Bialick On December 7, 2011 @ 2:36 pm In Bike Lanes,Cesar Chavez,Colored Bike Lanes,Connecting the City,SFMTA | 10 Comments

San Francisco will soon see its first parking-protected bikeway like this one on Chicago's Kinzie Street [1], which was installed less than 30 days after Mayor Rahm Emanuel entered office. Photo: Josh Koonce/Flickr [2]

Update: An explanation for the delay of the JFK bikeway project was provided by SFMTA staff below.

Protected bikeways on John F. Kennedy Drive and eastern Cesar Chavez Street will arrive in January and March respectively, San Francisco transportation planners said this week.

The parking-protected bikeway on JFK in Golden Gate Park, previously slated [3] to be installed this month, has been pushed back to January, according to an email update from SFMTA Livable Streets Division Planner Miriam Sorell. The reason for the delay, which is not the project’s first [4], was to mitigate construction impacts on the neighboring de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences during a peak season, she said.

Delaying construction has also allowed the SFMTA to perform more outreach and “refine design details through additional meetings with stakeholders regarding concerns raised by members of the disability community and pedestrian safety advocates,” said Sorell.

On eastern Cesar Chavez Street, a bikeway [5] separated from motor vehicles by soft-hit posts is also due to be installed in March, SFCTA Deputy Director for Policy and Planning Anna Laforte told the SFCTA Plans and Programs Committee yesterday. It will arrive the same month as a two-way bikeway on Cargo Way [6] in Hunter’s Point.

Laforte also said the Cesar Chavez project, which was re-drawn after a previous iteration was dropped [7], will include colored pavement treatment [8] at “conflict zones,” mainly at intersections.

Last weekend, the SFMTA also held a public workshop for the protected bikeway project on Fell and Oak Streets [9], drawing input from hundreds of attendees [10]. That project is expected to be implemented by summer.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Chicago's Kinzie Street: http://www.streetfilms.org/kinzie-street-the-first-of-many-protected-bike-lanes-for-chicago/

[2] Josh Koonce/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koonce/5846871674/sizes/l/in/photostream/

[3] previously slated: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/10/21/jfk-bikeway-gets-final-approval-from-rec-and-parks-commission/

[4] not the project’s first: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/04/26/golden-gate-park-jfk-bikeway-project-delayed-until-december-2011/

[5] bikeway: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/10/14/sfmta-hearing-eastern-cesar-chavez-bike-lanes-12-bike-corrals-approved/

[6] a two-way bikeway on Cargo Way: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/10/25/funding-approved-for-masonic-eir-and-cargo-way-protected-bikeway/

[7] a previous iteration was dropped: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/06/28/city-drops-years-long-plan-for-road-diet-on-eastern-cesar-chavez-street/

[8] colored pavement treatment: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2010/08/03/eyes-on-the-street-sfmta-installs-green-bike-lane-on-fell-street/

[9] Fell and Oak Streets: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/06/14/sfmta-fell-and-oak-street-bikeways-likely-coming-by-june-2012/

[10] hundreds of attendees: http://www.connectingthecity.org/2011/hundreds-come-out-for-december%E2%80%99s-open-house-for-fell-and-oak-separated-bikeways/

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