Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements for public safety
Fell and Oak Construction Delays
Nearly half a year after the SFMTA Board of Directors gave unanimous approval to the Fell and Oak Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project, critical safety features continue to be delayed.
The SFMTA announced recently additional delays in the construction of the Oak Street bikeway to accommodate private construction. In the meantime, people biking on Fell Street still contend daily with a bikeway that needs the approved permanent physical separation to protect them from fast-moving automobile traffic. With Spring here, we are asking our members to tell the SFMTA that we need the Oak bikeway by May 9, Bike to Work Day, for the sake of public safety
We are looking for motivated members to come to the next SFMTA Board of Directors meeting every other Tuesday at 1 pm at City Hall and request immediate project completion, particularly progress on the Oak bikeway. Email Chema Hernández Gil at
If you cannot make the SFMTA Board meeting, 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.