Recent Streetsblog SF posts about SoMa

SF’s First Parking-Protected Bike Lane Outside a Park Opens on 13th Street

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SF’s first parking-protected bike lane outside of Golden Gate Park is open for business on 13th Street. The lane runs westbound on 13th, connecting existing bike lanes between Bryant Street and Folsom Street, underneath the Central Freeway. The new bike lane runs along the curb with a buffer zone separation from parked cars, which provide protection from motor traffic. SFMTA […]

SFMTA Approves 2nd Street Protected Bike Lane Redesign, Ponders Car Bans

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The SFMTA Board of Directors yesterday unanimously approved a redesign of Second Street which will remove traffic lanes and add safety upgrades like raised, protected bike lanes and sidewalk extensions. After years of delay, SFMTA Board members and some attendees at the meeting said it may not go far enough, and that the agency should consider car restrictions […]

Eyes on the Street: Twitter’s Alley-Turned-Plaza Bustles Near Civic Center

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A plaza is bustling with life several months after its creation on a segment of the Stevenson Street alleyway at 10th Street, next to the Twitter offices. The “Market Square” plaza is a privately-owned public open space built as part of Twitter’s office construction and renovations. That intersection of the mid-Market, SoMa, and Civic Center areas was relatively dead just a few […]

SFMTA Wants to Remove King Street Bike Lanes, Won’t Improve Alternative

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The SFMTA wants to remove bike lanes and sharrows on King Street in SoMa’s South Beach area to discourage bicycling on the truck-heavy street, Hoodline reports. The agency wants to divert bike commuters to the parallel stretch of Townsend Street, but has no plans to improve the bike lanes there, which are unprotected and routinely blocked by drivers near […]