Bike lanes bring 4X jump!
SoMa bike route gets better, more popular
Hot! If it feels like more and more folks are cycling in the city, it's not just your common sense saying it — recently released data from the city shows dramatic growth in bike ridership on Howard Street, a 300% increase in bicycle traffic in the past five years! These big boosts come in large part from bike lanes striped with the support and action of the SFBC's members, folks like you working to make San Francisco the best biking town it can be. Check out the numbers here.
And there's more great news for anyone who bikes through South of Market — the City has approved bike lanes to close the gap on Howard St. between Fremont and the Embarcadero, which will achieve a continuous line of bike space from the Bay to 11th Street. Also, a plan to remove the dangerous double right turn on Howard at Ninth St. has been approved, which will make the route much safer and more pleasant for cyclists to ride.
Following on hard-won victories by the SFBC to gain Howard St. bike lane segments in 2002 and 2004, these most-recent pieces bring the South of Market part of the Citywide Bike Network a bit closer to completion — thanks to all of the members and city staff who've helped make this happen!