Community Blog

February 21, 2012

Support for Major Bike Lane?

Current Poll Results: 19 In Favor, 1 Neutral

Yoga Garden SF recently took the position of supporting the SF MTA’s plan to create a bike lane to connect the Wiggle to the Panhandle. Some local merchants are opposed to the plan because of a significant loss of parking in the neighborhood. This is a classic case of where our higher intentions meet the limitations of our immediate resources. The details of the plan follow. Please let us know what you think, and why.

  • The project will require the removal of about 80-100 parking spaces, primarily on the south side of Oak Street and the south side of Fell Street between Scott and Baker streets. The SFMTA is investigating options to offset this loss of parking and estimates that about 40 parking spaces can be added on nearby streets by converting parallel parking to perpendicular parking. The SFMTA is also investigating how residential permit parking could free up additional parking spaces for area residents.
  • In addition to bikeway improvements, this project will include pedestrian safety and comfort improvements such as bulb-outs, crosswalk enhancements and plantings. The bikeway improvements will also reduce bicycle sidewalk riding.
  • Get the full project description here.

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By David Nelson

Posted in Articles, Community News | Tagged: | 3 COMMENTS |

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  1. Thank you for your support of the proposal. Like you mentioned in the newsletter, we’ll get what we plan and build for, and I want a safer route that gives us a chance to slow down and live in our own neighborhood.

    Comment by Dale Danley — February 22, 2012

  2. 2 kids? 1 in preschool, the other in elementary school and having to be at work by 8am? YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CAR!! I live at fell/divis.
    Parking is already a NIGHTMARE!

    Comment by paul kirk — February 25, 2012

  3. Thank you so much for supporting this life saving and enriching proposal. These 3 blocks will change the lives of 1,000s of people in a positive way. In many applications, with cycling in the city, there’s safety in numbers. So the safer people feel when riding on the street (with such wonderful additions such as bike lanes), the more people will ride their bikes. The more people riding their bikes, the safer it is for everyone riding their bikes, thus encouraging more people to leave the car at home and jump on the saddle.

    Comment by Vanessa — February 29, 2012

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