SF Bike Route 25
Aquatic Park (Polk St) to Visitation Valley (Bayshore Blvd)
General Route Description
Note: Route 25 has different alignments running northbound and southbound, due to one-way streets.
From the SF Municipal Transportation Agency Bicycle Program's 2005 SF Bicycle Plan: Network Improvement Document —
Polk St / 10th St / Howard St / 11th St / Harrison St / 17th St / Potrero Ave / Bayshore Blvd / San Bruno Ave
Route 25 connects Aquatic Park, Civic Center, the Mission District, Bernal Heights, BayView and Visitation Valley. It begins at Route 2 (Northpoint Street) and proceeds south on Polk Street to Route 50 (Market Street). Larkin Street is designated the northbound route between Grove and Market Streets, since Polk Street is one-way southbound, between Grove and Market Street. Northbound cyclists are routed along 11th Street, while southbound are routed to l0th Street to Howard Street back to 1lth Street. The route continues from 11th Street to Harrison Street. From Harrison Street the route continues to Potrero Avenue via 17th Street (also Route 40). From Potrero Avenue the route continues to 17th Street and its intersection with Cesar Chavez Street and Bayshore Boulevard at US 101.
The connection between Potrero Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard is important for the continuity of this route, which serves the City's eastern industrial districts as well as Bayview Hunters Point and Candle Stick Stadium. The Potrero Avenue/Cesar Chavez Street/Bayshore Boulevard/US 101 interchange is a major challenge for cyclists. To continue on Route 25 in either direction through this interchange, cyclists must weave across several lanes of fast moving traffic onto raised ramps, overcrossings and offramps. Another alternative is Route 525 (Twenty Third Street/Kansas Street).
From Potrero Avenue, Route 25 continues via Bayshore Boulevard to Route 5 (Third Street), which continues south to San Mateo County. Until bicycle related improvements are made at the Bayshore Boulevard/ Third Street/US 101 intersection, the following interim route is recommended: Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, and San Bruno Avenue to Route 5 (Bayshore Boulevard).
Bike Plan EIR — Projects Planned & Studied
After the Bike Plan EIR is completed and certified, the following projects will be cleared for implementation (i.e., no further environmental review required to build them out). Click any project line to learn more and get involved in making the project happen.
Significant Gaps / Failures
Other Improvements Needed
Other Noteworthy Items on Route
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