Check out this cool video (a mix of live action and animations) about the benefits of cycle tracks, separated bike lanes between sidewalks and parked cars, and buffered bike lanes. In this video, Portland’s Transportation Policy Director Catherine Ciarlo tells just how they all work to create streets that are more efficient and safer for people on bikes and in cars.
The SF Bicycle Coalition can imagine many streets in San Francisco that would benefit from these separated bike lanes. Imagine a buffered bike lane on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park where the bike lane and car parking lanes would be swapped to create an exclusive lane of travel for people on bikes. Or how about busy Folsom Street in SOMA, where bicycle riders would be buffered from the multiple lanes of fast-moving vehicle traffic. Or better yet, how about on Townsend Street which currently lacks both sidewalks and bike lanes for the large numbers of people who walk and bike to the Caltrain Station. You can bet that your SF Bicycle Coalition is working to make these ideas a reality.