Bike/Bus Route Threatened
Do you ride on the busy bike and bus route of Page Street? A proposed development at 55 Page St. is planning to include a garage for more than 140 cars with an entry/exit for these vehicles onto Page St., which is a transit and bicycle preferential street. This is a densely populated, transit-rich area with 17 public transportation lines within two blocks.
The SFBC believes that this is an inappropriate and dangerous use in this area, causing disruptions to transit and creating hazardous situations for bicyclists and pedestrians. Please support the SFBCÕs efforts by writing a letter about project number 97.522 to the Planning Dept.:
Bill Wycko, SF Planning Dept., 1660 Mission, 5th floor, SF, CA 94103 and Jonathan Purvis at the same mailing address.
Bus the Bridge
Though legal bike access to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is woefully lacking, bus access over the bridge is improving. Golden Gate Transit has a new policy that permits two bikes inside the Route #40 bus over the bridge if the outside bike rack is full Ñ expanding the bike capacity to four.
This is a special policy since the #40 bus is the only non-auto way for cyclists to legally cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. (Now we just have to convince Caltrans to change that misguided policy!) To bring your bike inside a #40 bus, the outside rack must be full, the coach must have rear door wheelchair access, and you must have a bungee cord to lock-down to the seat. People in wheelchairs take priority over bicycles for indoor seating.