Fell and Oak Streets
Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements for public safety
Fell and Oak Construction Delays
The SFMTA Board of Directors gave unanimous approval to the Fell and Oak Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project in late 2012, yet critical safety features continue to be delayed.
After the announced delays to accommodate private construction, the SFMTA begun construction in early May on the Oak Street bikeway. Today, people biking on both Fell and Oak Streets contend daily with a bikeway that needs the approved permanent physical separation to protect them from fast-moving automobile traffic. We are asking our members to continue telling the City that we need the final permanent separation of the Fell and Oak bikeways for the sake of public safety.
Send an email to Mayor Ed Lee, SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin, Supervisor London Breed and Supervisor Eric Mar and express your support for permanent physical separation on Fell Street and the larger Oak and Fell Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project. Your voice will help put this project back on track.
You can use the text below as a guide, and email to
Don't forget to take a few minutes to fill out our Fell Street Design Survey as well.
Original Construction Schedule
Download the SFMTA's final proposal here. This project is funded by the voter-approved Streets Bond which the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition helped get approved in 2011.
Thank you to our members, Supervisors Olague and Mar, Walk SF, North of Panhandle, Alamo Square and Lower Haight Neighborhood Associations, the Wigg Party and others for helping shape this project over the last year, sending in hundreds of support letters, and coming to the hearings to speak up for this project.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition worked hard to build the necessary support for this project over the last year and a half. We reached out to people biking in the area and spent countless hours reaching out to residents and businesses near Fell and Oak streets. We went door-to-door to all 50 businesses multiple times over the last year, delivered over 500 fliers to resident's doors and tabled at community events - resulting in hundreds of letters of support from businesses and residents. Click here to download a full report of our outreach efforts over the last year and a half.
Take the Fell Street Design SurveyWe at the SF Bicycle Coalition want to make the design of new bikeways meets your needs and gets you safely across town and within your neighborhood. As construction of the Fell and Oak Street project moves forward please take this quick survey and let us know if and how the design could be improved.