Bicyclists have begun taking advantage of the new bike lanes being installed this week along the western section of the 17th Street corridor, with many riders saying they began feeling a greater sense of safety just as soon as the first stripes were laid down by Wednesday from Valencia to Church Streets. In interviews with Streetsblog, […]
Bill Couch was riding his bike on Valencia Street, between 21st and 22nd, early on the morning of Tuesday, August 21, when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. “I fractured seven vertebrae, broke two ribs, my left thumb, and underwent a severe concussion,” he posted on Twitter a week after the crash, adding that […]
Seventeenth Street seems like it is quickly on its way to becoming one of the city’s busiest bicycle routes, and with SFMTA crews extending the bike lanes east of Valencia this week, it’ll be even more cycle-friendly. New lanes were partially striped from Valencia to Treat Streets yesterday, and the section from Potrero to Kansas is planned this […]
During yesterday evening’s rush hour, safe streets advocates, organized by Catherine Orland, District 9 representative to the Bicycle Advisory Committee and longtime member and volunteer with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, started collecting hard data about how often the bike lanes on Valencia Street are blocked by motorists. Take a wild guess what they found: […]
The city’s latest proposal to improve safety and transit service on Potrero Avenue is slightly different than earlier versions of the plan. While the redesign would expand pedestrian space, some residents at a public meeting yesterday pointed out that it could do much more to make the street safer for biking and walking. Staff from the Department […]
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