SF Bike Route 50
Ferry Building to Great Highway
General Route Description
Note: Route 50 has different alignments running eastbound and westbound, due to one-way streets.
From the SF Municipal Transportation Agency Bicycle Program's 2005 SF Bicycle Plan: Network Improvement Document —
Market St / 17th St / Corbett Ave / Portola Dr / Sloat Blvd
Route 50 begins at Justin Herrman Plaza and follows Market Street up to the intersection of 17th and Castro Streets. In the westbound direction 17th Street is utilized from Castro Street to Corbett Avenue. In the eastbound direction, the route uses Corbett Avenue, 17th Street, and Eureka Street to Market Street because 17th Street is one-way westbound east of Eureka Street.
From Corbett Avenue, the route continues on Portola Drive. Portola Drive provides access to Golden Gate Park via Route 65 (Laguna Honda Boulevard) using Route 60 as a connector. From Portola Drive Route 50 continues to Sloat Boulevard, ending at the Great Highway (Route 95). Sloat Boulevard provides access to San Francisco State University via Route 75 (20th Avenue) and to Lake Merced and western Golden Gate park via Route 85 (34th Avenue).
Eastbound Route 50 cyclists can avoid the complicated triple left turn lane at the intersection of Sloat Boulevard and Portola Drive (Saint Francis Circle) by continuing east onto St. Francis Boulevard and turning left at San Fernando Way (coincident with Route 70) and then right onto Portola Drive.
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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