SFMTA: New Curbside Space at Market and 10th Will Be a Bike-Share Station

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In case you were wondering what would become of the newly empty curb space at Market and 10th Streets, where the traffic lane stripings were re-configured over the weekend, it turns out the SFMTA plans to put a bike-share station there.

“With Bay Area Bike Share set to launch this August, the SFMTA saw an opening to initiate striping changes that would better utilize space on this segment of Market St., and provided room for an upcoming bike sharing station on the south side of Market St, just east of 10th St.,” SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose wrote in an email.

Fancy that.

The SFMTA says it does plan to re-install the plastic posts along the bike lanes, and Rose said the Market Street bike counter “will be up and running soon after modifications and re-calibration.”

  • Great spot for a bike share station!

    The behavior of drivers here sans soft-hit posts is interesting. The posts might be not so great looking, especially as they get battered by errant cars, but they do keep autos out of the bike space (most of the time) and they are soft to hit. I don’t know what the better alternative might be. Each design has it’s pros and cons. There are lots of good looking durable bollards and domes etc used all over the world, but many are not good to run into. Example of a good looking device that might make you crash if you hit it fast: http://www.dbarchitect.com/article_slideshow/94.html#587

    There is no doubt that car drivers need more discouragement than paint provides to not invade other users domain.

  • Michael Smith

    Ok, how many folks out there were assuming that space was for Uber cabs for the Twitter building?

  • mikesonn

    Now Twitter employees will have another way to avoid the #hastagexpress!

  • Bern Smith

    Anyone else outraged that the City is so easily letting a private company take public space to park their corporate bicycles, while shortchanging the public on secure bicycle parking?

  • gneiss

    The space is not for twitter bicycles. It is for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SFMTA Bike Share program. Last I checked, those are both government agencies.

  • mikesonn

    But that public space should be used to park my private car for FREE!

  • Anonymous

    Those little bumpers from Budapest look like they would work on JFK Drive in GG Park.

  • Bern Smith

    The BikeShare contract is with a private corporation. I am aware that the parking spaces are not intended for twits.

  • Bern Smith

    The BikeShare contract is with a private corporation. I am aware that the parking spaces are not intended for twits.

  • Bern Smith

    The BikeShare contract is with a private corporation. I am aware that the parking spaces are not intended for twits.

  • Bern Smith

    The BikeShare contract is with a private corporation. I am aware that the parking spaces are not intended for twits.

  • Ryan Brady

    That bike lane looks super unsafe. It’s *entirely* in a door zone, with no where to swerve to.

  • mikesonn

    Yeah, seems odd they didn’t add another foot or two. But in their defense, their cars are smaller and therefore the car doors as well. The drivers/passengers also are taught to look before swinging their doors open.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Secure bike parking should be a much bigger priority than a vanity bicycle sharing program that has for its main selling point: “use it so you don’t worry about getting your bike stolen!”

  • guest

    Like car-share, bike-share works for a certain demographic. I just wish it would be incorporated with Clipper… And well more importantly, I hope the rates are reasonable for infrequent users as much as daily commuters

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