After repeated delays and some intermittent rain, the SFMTA has apparently begun construction of the city’s first parking-protected bikeway on John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park. The center lane striping appeared mostly grinded off on the western section of the road yesterday from Transverse Drive just past Stow Lake Drive. Construction equipment also sat at a spot where some digging had begun, possibly for drain work or curb ramps. The SFMTA has said it should be finished in March, weather permitting.
Update: These orange bollards spotted in the parking lanes on JFK near Transverse Drive are a promising sign. Construction on the JFK Drive bikeway in Golden Gate Park should begin next week, the SFMTA tells Streetsblog. The agency recently posted street plans [PDF] on the project website, showing how the geometry of the city’s first […]
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 to be installed […]
The expected construction of a physically-separated bikeway along a stretch of John F. Kennedy (JFK) Drive in Golden Gate Park will now come no sooner than December, according to a report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA). “All parties involved in the project recognize that they underestimated the complexity of the planning and design […]
Bike network expansions are going in at a rapid clip so far this spring. In Golden Gate Park, parking-protected bike lanes on John F. Kennedy Drive are mostly finished on the stretch in front of the Conservatory of Flowers, and drivers already seem to be picking up on the new parking arrangement. Progress on new […]
Constructing raised, protected bike lanes on downtown Mission Street would cost more than building them on Market, according to SF Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin. The Mission bikeway proposal, which recently surfaced as an option to be studied in the repeatedly-delayed Better Market Street project, would entail abandoning long-sought bike safety improvements on Market, which is […]
Many merchants often dread street construction projects because they fear it will keep shoppers away from their stores, rarely considering the impacts everyday automobile traffic has on business. They’re more likely to defend automobile traffic and parking based on the myth that most of their customers drive. But on Stockton Street in the Union Square […]