We are very pleased to report that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny the CEQA appeal that was filed against the Fell and Oak Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project. This means that the project—which includes separated bikeways and significant pedestrian improvements—will continue to be installed.
Thanks to our partners at Walk San Francisco, Lower Haight Neighbors and Merchants Association, the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association and the Wigg Party for speaking up today in support of this crucial safety improvement project.
Thanks also to the SF Municipal Transportation Agency and SF Planning Department for their extremely detailed attention to the process and environmental review requirements for this project. And to the Board of Supervisors for voting to uphold the City’s thorough work, and against creating a precedent that curb extensions and bikeways require an unprecedented and unreasonable amount of environmental review.
We are thrilled to hear that work on this critical safety project will continue.
For more than ten years, The SF Bicycle Coalition staff and members have worked hard to build the necessary support for this project that will make it safer for the tens of thousands of people who bike, walk, live and work on this corridor.
In the last year, we reached spent countless hours reaching out to residents and businesses near Fell and Oak streets, building support for these improvements. We went door-to-door to all 50 businesses multiple times over the last year, delivered over 500 fliers to resident’s doors and tabled at community events – resulting in hundreds of letters of support from businesses and residents. Click here to download a full report of our outreach efforts over the last year and a half.
For more information on the next steps of this project as it is built, see sfbike.org/fell.