SF Bike Route 55
Crissy Field to Upper Market Street and Glen Park BART
General Route Description
Note: Route 55 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 —
Presidio Blvd / Presidio Ave / Masonic Ave / Downey St / Ashbury St / Corbett Ave / Portola Dr / OShaughnessy Blvd
This route provides a connection between the Presidio, the Geary Boulevard shopping district, the Panhandle, Upper Market and Glen Park. Beginning at the intersection of Presidio Boulevard and Lombard Street (Route 4), the route traverses the Presidio, runs between Pacific Heights and Laurel Heights to the Panhandle via Presidio and Masonic Avenues. It connects with Route 10 (Sutter Street/Post Street one-way couplet) to the Financial District and via Route 20 (Turk Street) to the University Of San Francisco.
The route continues south on Presidio Avenue and connects with Masonic Avenue at Geary Boulevard. This routing was selected because it avoids the heavily trafficked and channelized intersection of Geary at Masonic. In addition, there is an existing all-way STOP at Presidio Avenue and Geary Boulevard that helps bicyclists cross Geary Boulevard.
From the Panhandle, the route continues via Downey Street (southbound) and Ashbury Street (northbound), Clayton Street, and Corbett Avenue to Portola Drive. Cyclists destined for Stern Grove or Ocean Beach can connect with Route 50 on Portola Drive. Those bound for Saint Francis Wood or San Francisco State University can branch off on Route 65 (Santa Clara Avenue).
Route 55 continues on OShaughnessy Boulevard and Bosworth Street, past Glen Canyon Park to the Glen Canyon neighborhood, where access is provided to northbound Route 45 (Chenery Street), southbound Route 45 (Cayuga Avenue), and Route 70 (Hearst Avenue/Monterey Boulevard).
OShaughnessy Boulevard is especially important to cyclists and was included in the route network because it is the only street directly connecting the Glen Park BART Station, the Glen Park shopping district, School of the Arts, Glen Canyon Park, and the Glen Park and Mount Davidson/Twin Peaks neighborhoods. While OShaughnessy Boulevard is used by some, generally experienced cyclists, many others to use the sidewalk bicycle path along its north side.
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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