Do you like to bike in the Sunset? Then you might know about Vicente Street: a wide, calm and not-terribly-hilly street that provides a welcoming east-west bike route in the Outer Sunset.
We are excited to announce that over the summer a fresh new bike lane was striped on Vicente Street from 17th Avenue all the way to the Great Highway, spanning the entire neighborhood. Vicente intersects with north-south bike routes such as 20th and 34th ave, and connects the West Portal neighborhood to Stern Grove Park, passes by the South Sunset Playground, and takes you all the way to the beach. Without other established bike routes in the neighborhood, this new bike lane now serves as a much needed thoroughfare for people travelling to, from and within the Outer Sunset.
Janelle Wong (pictured above) says that she “love[s] how much calmer it is to ride to and from South Sunset Park from West Portal Elementary with my children.” Paul Stein, another member who rides his bike with his family, says that the bike lanes are “a big improvement and make biking more pleasant in the Sunset.”
If you’ve been meaning to ride your bike to the beach but couldn’t find the right east-west route for you, try out the new lane and tell us what you think.
Are you interested in advocating for more improved bike routes in the Sunset? Join our campaign for a bicycle boulevard on 20th Avenue and shape the future of biking in the Sunset.