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SFMTA’s Draft List for the Next Generation of Bikeways

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The SFMTA has released a draft list of the 68 street segments it’s looking to include in the next wave of improvements to the city’s bicycle network [PDF]. The SF Bicycle Coalition mapped out the list and is asking its members to weigh in on a survey about which streets should take top priority. The SFMTA’s […]

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 […]

San Francisco Planners Proud of Long List of Road Diets

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Valencia Street bicycle lane and stencil. Photo:KayVee.INC Although there is no record book for the cities with the most traffic-calmed streets, San Francisco planners believe their city has the most road diets, or roads that have had auto lanes narrowed or removed to calm traffic speeds and provide room for other modes of travel. The […]

Are Muni Service Woes and Fare Hikes Pushing People to Bikes?

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Many San Francisco bicyclists got their start by apparently taking this sign’s message to heart. Flickr photo: mattymatt Could rounds of Muni service cuts and fare hikes push more people to start cycling in San Francisco? The MTA, which operates Muni, doesn’t have data on the phenomenon, but anecdotally, it’s already happening. For Christopher Janson, […]