Protected Bike Lanes Selected as Preferred Option for 2nd Street Project

A conceptual plan for protected bike lanes and pedestrian islands on Second Street. Image: SF DPW

Following a public process that revealed a strong preference for protected bike lanes, the SF Department of Public Works yesterday announced the selection of the preferred option for the Second Street Improvement Project. And yes, the design includes one-way protected bike lanes on each side of the street. The redesign will extend from Market Street to King Street, connecting downtown San Francisco to the SOMA district.

The bike lanes will be separated from auto traffic by a four-foot, planted buffer, creating a safe and comfortable space for cyclists to travel through this important corridor.

From SF DPW:

The preferred One-Way Cycletracks option envisions protected bicycle lanes in both directions,
increased opportunities for landscaping and retiming traffic signals to separate bicycles from turning
vehicles. It also would entail removing parking on one side of the street between Market and Harrison
streets; removing all parking between Harrison and Bryant streets, and retaining parking on both sides
of the street south of Bryant Street. Left-hand turns may need to be restricted at some intersections
during certain hours of the day.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available, but for now you can read up on the Second Street Improvement Project and take a look at conceptual renderings of the bike lanes on SF DPW’s project website.


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