SFMTA Adds Green Treatments, Posts to Eastern Cesar Chavez Bike Lanes

The SF Municipal Transportation Agency added “safe-hit” posts and dashed green pavement treatments to the bike lanes on eastern Cesar Chavez Street this week between Vermont and Pennsylvania streets.

The new additions should improve the sense of separation, safety and visibility for people using the bike lanes, which were installed this spring. The bike lanes replaced car parking lanes on Cesar Chavez between the 101 and 280 highways, rather than the traffic lane as originally envisioned in the SF Bike Plan.

“As we continue to implement the vision of the Bike Plan, we understand that the work does not stop once the plan is on paper,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin in a statement. “This project is another example of the MTA listening to the community and adjusting designs to meet their needs. This work showcases an inexpensive, effective and attractive transportation option that that makes for a clearer and safer separation between bicycles and cars on this busy road.”

A post on the SFMTA Livable Streets Facebook page said crews were out today installing the green pavement treatments, which highlight areas where bikes and cars merge. The posts were installed last week.