City's Longest Bike Lanes to be Striped

Thanks to enthusiastic SFBC members in the Richmond--and a lot of neighborhood support--we should soon be enjoying the longest bike lanes ever striped in the city. Bike lanes along the entire three-mile length of Cabrillo Street, a key east/west bike route, passed unanimously at the Board of Supervisors in late August.

The SFBC's Richmond Bike Committee set the stage for success by distributing flyers to every residence and business on Cabrillo, attending community meetings, and reaching out to neighborhood groups. Every organization we approached offered support, including the Planning Association of the Richmond (PAR), Richmond Neighborhood Coalition, Richmond District Democratic Club, Walk SF, and Senior Action Network.

Funding for the striping is still pending, but seems likely. Special thanks to Supervisor Jake McGoldrick for sponsoring the legislation. Stay tuned for details of a celebration on Cabrillo!

And check out the new bike lanes on San Jose Ave., striped in late August, linking popular Valencia St. with the southern part of the city.