Improvements Coming to Howard Street!

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Less than a year ago, hundreds of people passionately urged the City to improve the safety of Folsom Street, an important bicycling corridor and pedestrian zone. In record time, the City responded by building a partially green, buffered bike lane from 11th to 4th Streets. Since then, that bikeway has gotten tons of love from the huge and growing number of people biking, helping connect our city with safer, more comfortable bikeways.

The success of Folsom has made the need for improvements on Howard Street even clearer. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, along with our friends at WalkSF, have continued to advocate for the same improvements on Folsom to be duplicated on Howard Street. These important changes will bring us closer to Vision Zero by making SoMa’s main couplet safer for people biking and walking. Howard Street was recently included on the SFMTA’s list of Vision Zero projects, so we’re working to make sure that the project moves forward quickly.

On Thursday, June 25 the City will hold the Howard Street Buffered Bike Lane Open House. The project includes both a buffered bike lane from 6th to 10th Streets and other pedestrian improvements. Join us at the meeting this Thursday from 6PM to 7:30PM at the South of Market Recreation Center (270 6th Street) to find out more about the plan and let SFMTA know you support buffered bike lanes on Howard!

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