from the Mission to Glen Park
San Jose / Guerrero Lanes Striped!
The SFBC is delighted to be part of a very active coalition of neighbors, parents, schools, walkers and bicyclists working to fix the miserable, long-ignored stretch of Guerrero / San Jose (between Cesar Chavez and Randall) which makes a key connection in the north-south Bernal Cut corridor between the south Mission and Glen Park.
We are pleased to report unprecedented speed by the City in addressing neighbors concerns for this street. The DPT agreed to the top proposals (including traffic lane removal and the addition of bike lanes), the Board of Supervisors promptly passed legislation to establish the lanes, and now the striping crew has completed work on beautiful full-width lanes in both directions!
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San Jose Avenue is a little-known, but surprisingly quick and flat route from Downtown or the Mission all the way out to City College and SF State. Although it's currently masquerading as a freeway, San Jose Avenue is actually a city street and a critical link from the Valencia bike lanes to the Excelsior and Glen Park. SFBC members are again working with neighborhood groups to calm and reduce the traffic by taking out a car lane, adding bike lanes and reducing the speed limit. This will help prevent the use of Guerrero Street as a freeway alternative for traffic bound to downtown. For a map and more info, check out www.sanjoseguerrero.com.
Many thanks to the long-time SFBC San Jose Committee members who've worked for years to make this neighborhood more bike friendly. Kudos also to Supervisor Mark Leno, who sponsored past legislation which established bike lanes on San Jose south of Randall.