SFBC: City Commits to Pilot Redesign of Folsom With Separated Bikeways

Hi everyone, greetings from New York. Aaron is currently away on a well-deserved break from running Streetsblog SF. He’ll be back next week delivering the livable streets news. In the meantime, consider this post an open thread about this development:


  • mikesonn

    What is the temp plan? Do it on Monday.

  • Color me a bit jaded, but this does this mean the SFMTA will now hold 5000 community meetings where everyone who enjoys blasting through SOMA at freeway speeds or who values free street parking over life itself will have temper tantrums to the point the city will back down and preserve autocentric street design for the next two decades?

    If the SFMTA had been in charge of public health, there would still be smoking in every restaurant and public space in San Francisco.

  • Good first step. Next step: show up to public meetings! This, by the way, includes you Marinites reading. Improvements to Folsom directly effect GGT’s Commuter and Basic bus operations. A separated bicycle facility will mean freer-flowing traffic, which means better, cheaper bus service to and from the City.

  • Anonymous

    All that requires is enforcement of the buses only left off Folsom onto Fremont

  • Ryan Brady

    I hope this will be a left-side 2-way bikeway with no left turns for cars on Folsom. Otherwise this is going to result in more crashes.

  • On DC’s two-way cycletrack on a one-way street, drivers have a left-turn arrow on the leftmost through-lane. Bikers in the cycletrack have a red light when it’s green for drivers to turn left, so conflicts don’t occur.

  • Upright Biker

    meh. In the tweet, they say the City “commits.” Follow the link, and they say “We are hearing commitment from the City…” What the hell does “hearing commitment” mean?

    I think it means empty promises, but I am willing to be pleasantly surprised by some actual commitment.

  • timsmith

    The mayor committed to protected bikeways on Fell/Oak in the beginning of 2011, and it finally started rolling out about 22 months later. That was a much shorter segment than Folsom. So, the precedent isn’t great. That said, let’s all hope (and work) for the best.