If you’re one of the thousands of people who bike to work on Market Street, you know how bumpy and unsafe the pavement on this key biking corridor is. Well, we’ve got some great news for you…
Thanks to the advocacy of your SF Bicycle Coalition staff, the City will be repairing and repaving large sections of Market Street this month, creating a smoother, safer ride for you!
Huge thanks to the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency for prioritizing this important project and making the daily bike commute safer and smoother for thousands of San Franciscans.
We heard from many of you that Market Street pavement was your number one concern, so we made it our focus. SF Bicycle Coalition staff literally walked every block of Market with the DPW, pointing out the most unsafe areas for those of us biking. The initial repaving was a simple patch job over a few small areas, and after working with the City, we helped expand the repaving to 30 locations, and over 15,000 square feet of new pavement.
Repaving is scheduled for September 10-23, and work will happen at night to reduce disruptions to your commute. New pavement has already been laid down in a few locations, and we’ll be keeping an eye on the streets to make sure that all of those unsafe spots get fresh and smooth pavement.
Ushering in this smoother pavement is only one part of our Market Street work. Your SF Bicycle Coalition continues our work to build a better Market Street, with a continuous green, separated bikeway — a project slated to begin in 2016. But we knew you couldn’t wait until then for smoother pavement so we’ve been working hard to win near-term improvements. See YOU in the smoother bikeway!
If great improvements like this Market Street repaving make a difference in your ride, please consider giving to our summer fundraising campaign. We’re working to get smooth pavement and separated bikeways on other streets that matter to you–and that takes a lot of resources. We are only $3,000 short of our fundraising goal. Please help us reach that goal, and ensure that you’re riding on smoother and safer streets all across the city.