Extending the 14th Street Bike Lane
Take Action! The 14th Street bike lane between Market and Dolores feels like it's been there forever, but in fact when the Board of Supervisors approved this commonsense bike network gap closure earlier this year it was only for a six-month trial. Now it's time for the Board to act on making the 14th/Market bike lane permanent, and we shouldn't take anything for granted. Please contact Supervisor Bevan Dufty (firstname.lastname@example.org, 415/554-6968) and let him know you want to see this important little block of bike lane remain safe and solid for the Citywide Bike Network.
The stretch of 14th Street from Market to Dolores Street was formerly configured as a two-way, three lane street with parking on both sides of the road. East of Dolores Street, 14th Street transitions into a one-way, two-lane street with an eastbound bike lane.
The bike lane has been extended to Market by converting this block back into a one-way street, with two eastbound travel lanes and one bike lane. The westbound travel lane was removed and the existing traffic island was cut back for the trial. If this change is made permanent, the island can be modified into a nicer curb extension and landscaped, as shown in the concept illustration above.
Click here to vist the DPT site to download complete project plan proposals and diagrams.
Download a larger version of the concept illustration above. (JPG, 116k)