The City’s breaking ground on protected bike lanes along the entirety of Second Street this month, marking the final phase of this transformative streetscape project.
The Second Street Improvement Project has been in the works for a while now. The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors approved a new street design, including protected bike lanes for the entirety of Second Street in both directions, coupled with wider sidewalks and raised crosswalks at alleyways in 2015.
In the two years since approval, the project has undergone detailed design, meaning that every inch above and below the street needed to be mapped out and designed to be ready for construction. During that time, we pushed for and won near-term safety improvements in advance of the full redesign.
Now, the full, transformative safety project on Second from Market to King will break ground this month. With Second Street being the main north-south connection for people biking in eastern SoMa and a high-injury corridor, these protected bike lanes will be a crucial addition to our bicycle network.
The construction timeline for Second Street is approximately two years and will be phased for different segments of the corridor. To address any community questions and concerns about the upcoming period of construction, the SFMTA and Public Works will host a construction open house Thursday of next week. Join us and City staff to discuss construction impacts and timeline.
Second Street Construction Open House
SPUR — 654 Mission St.
Nov. 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm