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Rally Friday Morning to Save Market/Octavia Bike Lane


San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members, cyclists and several electeds, including Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Bevan Dufty, plan to be at the intersection of Market/Octavia tomorrow morning to protest an MTA proposal to remove the eastbound bike lane and concrete barrier. Turn out and add your voice to the growing list of those opposed to removing a bike lane at one of the city's most dangerous intersections.

From the SFBC press release:

Cycling advocates and city leaders will rally at the Market and Octaviaintersection this Friday, January 16th at 9am in an attempt to save abike lane and protective barrier that the SF Municipal TransportationAgency (MTA) proposes to remove. Opponents, who believe the MTA planwill significantly lessen bike safety at the infamously dangerousintersection, are expected to express their shock and frustration thatcity transportation leaders would remove a bike lane during a time when no new bike lanes have been added in more than two years.

The plan to eliminate this critical piece of bicycle infrastructure in San Francisco goes before a judge next Thursday.

Flickr photo: Cheryl Brinkman

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