Healing “the Bernal Cut” by providing a safe bike connection between the Mission, Excelsior and Glen Park neighborhoods.
In June 2014, the SFMTA implemented the much-awaited San Jose Avenue pilot project. The one and a half mile stretch, from the I-280 off-ramp to Randall Street, includes a road diet, buffered bike lane and forthcoming soft hit posts and green paint. Much like the Polk Street contraflow, the project will close a critical gap in our bike network and finally create a safe, flat-ish, and symmetrical bike route from the Mission to the Excelsior and Glen Park neighborhoods.
San José Avenue is a critical part of our Connecting the City network, and of the SFMTA’s Bike Strategy. This project is the result of years of community organizing and working with local neighborhood groups and we’re excited to see the project on the ground! Now we’ll see how the pilot works and what other improvements are needed.