SF Bike Route 30
The Embarcadero to The Great Highway
General Route Description
Note: Route 30 has different alignments running westbound and eastbound, due to one-way streets (does anyone actually ride eastbound from the Panhandle up Baker to Hayes to Scott and down to the Wiggle?).
From the SF Municipal Transportation Agency Bicycle Program's 2005 SF Bicycle Plan: Network Improvement Document —
Howard St. / Folsom St. couplet / 14th St. / 11th St. / Otis St. / McCoppin St. / Market St. / Duboce Ave. / The Wiggle / Panhandle Path / JFK Dr.
Beginning in the east with the Howard Street/Folsom Street one-way couplet, this route provides relatively level access across San Francisco from the South of Market Area (SOMA), through Golden Gate Park, to Ocean Beach. The Howard Street/Folsom Street couplet provides a link between the Central Business District (CBD) and the Mission District connecting Route 25 (Eleventh Street/Harrison Street).
At 11th Street, the eastbound and westbound routes diverge until Sanchez Street. Both directions of route 30 then continue together via the "Wiggle", the Panhandle Multi-Use Path, and John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park.
The westbound route from Howard Street is via 11th, Mission, Otis, McCoppin, and Market Streets and Duboce Avenue to Sanchez Street. Although Mission Street has heavy bus traffic and its right lane is narrow, it is only used for two blocks. The eastbound route to Folsom Street is via Sanchez and 14th Streets. The Duboce Bikeway and the "Wiggle" provide an extremely important connection, particularly in the westbound direction, between Market Street and the Panhandle.
From the Duboce Bikeway and Sanchez Street route 30 continues via Steiner, Waller, Plerce and Scott Streets. It is coincident with and connects with Route 47 (Scott, Waller, and Sanchez Streets). Due to the significant grades (greater than 15 percent) on Page and Haight Streets, the route continues on Fell Street for three blocks between Scott and Baker Streets.
Route 30 continues on the Panhandle Multi-Use Path to Golden Gate Park. The intersection of this path and Masonic Avenue should be improved and has been studied as part of the 2004 Bicycle Plan Update planning process.
At the intersection of Fell and Shrader Streets, a bicycle and pedestrian signal phase has been installed, dubbed the "Shrader Valve"', because it eases path user congestion at the end of the Panhandle Path at Stanyan Street by diverting westbound cyclists to a bike lane on Fell Street. In Golden Gate Park, the route follows John F. Kennedy Drive to the Great Highway (Route 95).
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
In addition to those improvements being studied as projects under the Bike Plan EIR (see above), the following gaps and failures on this route should be addressed promptly:
Other Improvements Needed
Less critical than the gaps and failures identified above, the following opportunities for improvement on this route should be addressed when resources permit:
Other Noteworthy Items on Route
Report Gaps / Failures / Improvements / etc.
Report a gap, failure, needed improvement, or noteworthy item on SF Bike Route 30: