Public Hearing on Bike Lanes

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Advocates Upset By Prospect of Further Bike Lane Delays

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Advocates are not ready to compromise a single bike lane in the big 56. Photo: Matthew Roth SFBC Program Manager Andy Thornley had the sinking feeling, following an MTA Traffic Engineering meeting last Friday, that the agency was not serious about its commitment to moving as many of the priority 56 bicycle projects forward as […]
Paul Avenue. This bike lane was installed only a few months ago, but because local residents complained about the loss of parking to Supervisor Malia Cohen, SFMTA is entertaining calls to remove it. Photo: David Froehlich

City Prepares to Remove Paul Avenue Bike Lane

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Streetsblog tipster Chris Waddling brought this to our attention: apparently a new bike lane in the Bayview District may soon get removed. “Supervisor Cohen is seriously considering bowing to people demanding that new bike lanes on Paul Ave be removed a mere months after they went in,” wrote Waddling, in an email to Streetsblog. “There […]

Today’s Headlines

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BART Hopes to Have Warm Springs Station Open Prior to Bond Vote (SFGate) BART Elevators Beyond Gross (SFist) Property Tax Breakdown and BART Allocation (Socketsite) No Foul Play in BART Death (SFExam) App Shows How Long it Takes to Get Somewhere on Muni (Curbed) Boeddeker Park Mural Enlivens Public Space (Hoodline) More on Public Safety […]
Only a few months remain to fulfill a specific requirement of Mayor Lee's order on safety. Photo: Streetsblog

Will SFMTA Make its Deadlines for Protected Bike Lanes?

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Recently, District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy committed to protected bike lanes in his district from Octavia to Duboce on Market, as part of the Upper Market Street Safety project. But despite Sheehy’s support, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) leadership delayed a key hearing and, according to a report in the SF Examiner, the protected bike lanes were […]

Work Begins on Upper Market Street Bike Lane Improvements

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Preparations for improvements [pdf] to the Upper Market Street bike lanes are underway and when completed will mark a step towards safer passage for travelers by bike at three intersections along the city’s busiest bike corridor, where a vision for a protected bikeway was dropped nearly forty years ago. The extended bike lanes should provide […]