SFMTA Commits to 24 Miles of Bike Improvements This Year

We are thrilled to announce that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has committed to start construction on more than 24 miles of projects that will make it safer and more welcoming for people to bike in San Francisco.

This victory is the result of years of advocacy for specific improvements, as well as strong support from voters on Election Day 2014. One of the reasons your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition worked so hard to pass Propositions A and B on the ballot in 2014 is that together, these measures provided significant, desperately-needed funding for better transit, more bike lanes and safety improvements to help achieve Vision Zero. Proposition B will fund several of the projects listed below.

The project list (see below) represents a significant increase from past years in terms of the number and scale of bicycle projects. It also includes some incredibly important streets. Masonic, Polk Street, and Potrero are notoriously dangerous, with thousands of people are biking on them every day. We’ve been speaking out about the need for improvements to these corridors for years, and are thrilled to see them on the list.

Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will continue to track the SFMTA’s progress and make sure these projects are as strong as they need to be.

We’ll update this list quarterly and keep you posted on the improvements you can expect to see when bicycling. Here’s to a 2015 with safer streets for all of us!

StreetProject DescriptionMileage
2nd Street
(Market to Mission)
Bike lane in advance of the larger 2nd Street Streetscape Project coming next year.0.2
2nd Street
(Mission to King)
Green sharrows in advance of the larger 2nd Street Streetscape Project coming next year.1.6
13th Street
(Westbound, 11th to Folsom)
Buffered or protected bike lane as part of the SFMTA’s 24 Vision Zero Projects.0.5
Bay Street
(Fillmore to Laguna)
Parking protected bike lane0.5
Columbus Avenue (Washington to Broadway)Bike lane implemented along with MuniForward and WalkFirst improvements.0.5
Division Street
(8th to 10th Street)
Buffered bike lane to protect people biking and reduce conflicts,along this confusing corridor.0.3
The Embarcadero
(Bay to Battery)
Green bike lane to minimize vehicle encroachment in the current unpainted bike lane. Not part of The Embarcadero Enhancement Project, still in planning stage, but is a helpful safety improvement while we wait.0.3
Euclid Avenue
(Arguello to Presidio)
Bike lane to connect two heavily used bike corridors.0.7
Fell & Oak Streets
(Scott to Baker)
Physical protection alongside these heavily used bike lanes, fulfilling commitments made over four years ago as part of the Bike Plan. Come celebrate this project with us when it wraps up just before Bike to Work Day!0.6
Folsom Street
(1st to 2nd)
Buffered or protected bike lane to extend the current protections further.0.2
Folsom Street
(24th to Cesar Chavez)
Bike lane in place of the current bike route designation.0.3
Hillcrest Road
(Treasure Island to South Gate)
Sharrows and/or a bike lane (depending on the direction) to improve connectivity to future Treasure Island bike network.0.2
Howard Street
(6th to 10th)
Buffered bike lanes to match its partner street, Folsom.0.5
Judah Street
(5th to 6th)
Bike lane added to improve connectivity around the entrance to UCSF.0.1
Judah Street
(westbound 6th to 7th )
Bike lane added added to improve connectivity around the entrance to UCSF0.1
Market Street
(eastbound Gough to 12th)
Raised bike lane built as part of the SFMTA’s 24 Vision Zero projects.0.1
Market Street
(Octavia to Castro)
Green bike lane added instead of the current striping.1.8
Masonic Avenue
(Geary to Fell)
Raised bike lane as part of the Masonic Streetscape Project. This project won’t be finished until 2016 so please be patient!1.3
Polk Street
(southbound Post to Union)
Bike lane included as part of the early implementation of the Polk Street Corridor Improvement Project.0.8
Potrero Avenue
(Cesar Chavez to 24th)
Buffered or protected bike lane as part of the Potrero Avenue Streetscape Project. Construction has already begun, but the project won’t be finished until 2016, so please be patient!2.8
San Jose Avenue
(southbound Randall to Arlington)
Protected bike lane to improve safety and connectivity on this important Connecting the City route.1
Sloat Boulevard
(Skyline to Great Highway)
Buffered or separated bikeway to improve safety on this high-injury corridor.1.2
Terry Francois Boulevard
(3rd to Mariposa)
Buffered or protected bike lane to improve safety on this high-injury corridor.2
Treasure Island Road
(Macallala to Hillcrest)
Sharrows and/or a bike lane (depending on the direction) to improve connectivity between Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island, and the Bay Bridge.1.6
Valencia Street
(Cesar Chavez to Duncan)
One of San Francisco’s first raised bikeway as part of the PUC project happening on this corridor.0.2
Valencia Street
(northbound Clinton Park to Duboce)
Buffered bike lane connecting into the rest of the Valencia corridor.0.04
Webster Avenue
(Grove to Sutter)
Buffered bike lane to improve connectivity through the Western Addition.1.3
Webster Avenue
(Sutter to Bush)
Buffered bike lane to improve connectivity through the Western Addition.0.1

Stay tuned for updates as these projects move forward! And, if you want to support our advocacy and work for even more projects next year, here are a few ways you can help:
1. Become a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition and support our ongoing education programs.
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