Thanks for Biking Politely in the Wiggle

Thanks to the hundreds of people who biked and walked by our safety outreach station this morning on Scott and Page Streets in the Wiggle. The Wiggle is one of San Francisco’s busiest and most iconic bike routes in the city, as well as a wonderfully vibrant residential and commercial corridor.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition staff, volunteers, neighbors and District 5 Supervisor London Breed joined in on the outreach this morning, where we thanked people biking and driving for taking their turns, yielding to pedestrians and biking politely. With such huge numbers of people biking and walking, taking turns and slowing down is crucial to keeping this corridor safe and civil for everyone.

Just one of the many people biking politely on the Wiggle

Just one of the many people biking politely on the Wiggle

SF Bicycle Coalition staff and interns wore crossing guard vests and held “Thanks for yielding to pedestrian signs.”  Other staff and interns gave out coffee and bagels to people biking and walking by. We were delighted to see so many families biking and walking to school, workers pedaling to the office and neighbors enjoying Duboce Park’s many cafes.

SF Bicycle Coalition intern Stan helping a family cross the street

There is currently a plan to make the Wiggle an even more enjoyable place for people to bike, walk and live. The City is studying options of turning the Wiggle into San Francisco’s first neighborhood greenway, complete with traffic calming, more greenery and bike and pedestrian improvements.

One vision of the Wiggle as a neighborhood greenway

If you’re interested in helping move the Neighborhood Greenway Project forward, please join us tonight (Tuesday, September 24) for the Wiggle Neighborhood Greenway Community Meeting at the Electric Workers Union Hall, 55 Fillmore Street, any time between 5 and 7PM.

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