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Eyes on the Street: First Phase of Second Street Makeover

SFMTA is putting in some initial improvements before 2nd Street's big makeover begins in the Fall. Image: SFMTA
SFMTA is putting in some initial improvements before 2nd Street's big makeover begins in the fall. Image: SFMTA
By using paint first (seen here on 2nd Street in SF) neighbors can be acclimated and designs tested before (literally) concrete changes go in. Image: SFMTA

As the photo shows, SFMTA is making some quick improvements to the 2nd Street bike lanes. This is a temporary fix, intended to be replaced once a full-blown makeover starts this fall.

It was last August that Streetsblog brought you news of the project to rebuild 2nd Street with protected bike lanes, bus boarding islands, pedestrian bulb outs, and other safety features. For now though, the painted improvements will run between Market and Howard streets, with new restrictions on left turns from 2nd to Folsom, Mission and Harrison. The final project should be completed in mid-2018.

While Streetsblog is often critical of city agencies for not going far enough, it's nice to see things moving in the right direction on 2nd. And, no, this isn't an April Fools joke!

2nd Street will look like this sometime in Mid-2018. Image: SFMTA
If all goes to plan, 2nd Street will look like this sometime in Mid-2018. Image: SFMTA
New BART car arriving. Image: BART

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