Your Help Needed on Market Street by Tube Times Staff

Slowly but surely we are seeing improvements to the #1 bicycle route in the city: Market Street. In March, short but significant bike lanes were striped on three busy stretches of Market: between 11th and Van Ness (westbound), 12th and Van Ness (eastbound), and Rose and Gough (westbound).

The next step: A safe, comfortable bikeway along the length of Market Street. The SFBC has joined forces with pedestrian and transit advocates and Market St. business representatives to encourage Mayor Brown to allocate $150,000 in the city budget to facilitate a community planning process and technical analysis to achieve four goals on Market St.: improve bicycle safety and access, improve pedestrian safety and access, increase Muni efficiency, and maintain commercial viability. (Market St. boasts the highest rate of pedestrian vs. auto and bicycle vs. auto collisions in SF.) To help, see Quick Releases.