SF Bike Plan
Towards a complete bike network and a bike-friendly city
In June 2009, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) adopted the 2009 San Francisco Bicycle Plan and gave the green light to 45 Bike Lane Projects. This decision represents years of work by San Francisco Bicycle Coalition staff, members and volunteers.
The Bicycle Plan is a five-year master plan and ambitious roadmap meant to boost biking to new heights of safety and convenience. The Bike Plan outlines 60 improvement projects and long-term opportunities for bike route upgrades.
The 2009 Bike Plan calls for:
The SFMTA develops and maintains the Bike Plan as part of the City's transportation system, collaborating with other agencies and the community.
At the heart of the 2009 Bike Plan is the City's Bicycle Network, an officially-designated web of streets and paths prioritized for bike travel. The Bike Network itself is enshrined in the SF City Charter and General Plan, with 210 miles of streets and paths designated as official bike routes. The Bike Plan spells out proposed improvements to the Bike Network that will create important links make the Bike Network safer, and more welcoming.
The 2009 Bike Plan also spells out policies and actions for bike parking, bicycle-related law enforcement, bicycle education (for people biking and driving), bicycle parking, transit access, and other improvements to the overall bicycling environment. Coordination and collaboration by SFMTA with other public agencies and community groups will be essential to assure success in implementing the Bike Plan's many elements, but the payoff will be tremendous. Download a copy of the 2009 Bike Plan from the SFMTA's website.