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Judge Busch Denies City’s Request to Remove Market/Octavia Bike Lane

12:47 PM PST on January 22, 2009

Superior Court Judge Peter J. Busch has just denied the city's request to remove the eastbound Market Street bike lane and concrete barrier at Octavia Boulevard. 

In a hearing that lasted for more than an hour, Busch said the city should proceed with certifying the EIR to allow the bike injunction to be lifted. He also denied requests to add bike improvements on Third Street and install bike racks at Church and Market and Dolores and Guerrero Streets near 18th.

He did allow the MTA to add sharrows and other minor enhancements on Folsom, Market, Polk and Valencia Streets.

Leah Shahum, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition executive director, said she was relieved by the decision. 

We'll have more, including reaction, in our next post.

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