Separated bike lanes proposed for S.F. Market Street

A group headed by the business-backed Market Street Association, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the civic think tank San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association is hatching a new idea to improve Market. The thought is to create dedicated bike lanes, physically separated from vehicles, such as has been done in Frankfurt, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; and closer to home in Eugene and Bend, Ore.

Proponents of that idea have sketched out a primitive design in which sidewalks and traffic lanes would be narrowed along some downtown segments of Market Street to accommodate a dedicated bike path.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle: “Despite efforts, Market Street traffic lingers”

9 Comments

  • MikeOnBike
    May 9, 2008 - 7:48 am | Permalink

    With all the intersections on Market Street, many of them complex and angular, it's going to be quite a trick to design functional sidepaths.

  • MikeOnBike
    May 9, 2008 - 2:48 pm | Permalink

    With all the intersections on Market Street, many of them complex and angular, it's going to be quite a trick to design functional sidepaths.

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 9, 2008 - 11:50 am | Permalink

    That's kind of what I thought, too.

    "sidepath" — that was the word I was hunting for. (I was in a hurry when I posted and couldn't retrieve the word!)

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 9, 2008 - 6:50 pm | Permalink

    That's kind of what I thought, too."sidepath" — that was the word I was hunting for. (I was in a hurry when I posted and couldn't retrieve the word!)

  • bikesgonewild
    May 9, 2008 - 3:30 pm | Permalink

    …this will be interesting to see how it plays out on the sf political front…
    …& you gents are quit right…on the physical level, it's gonna be a real fuster cluck, no doubt…

  • bikesgonewild
    May 9, 2008 - 10:30 pm | Permalink

    …this will be interesting to see how it plays out on the sf political front……& you gents are quit right…on the physical level, it's gonna be a real fuster cluck, no doubt…

  • MikeOnBike
    May 9, 2008 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Aside from the design challenge, there's also the lawsuit against the SF Bike Plan that forced the city to do a full environmental impact report. Bike-related infrastructure in SF is on hold for another year or so until that's settled.

  • MikeOnBike
    May 9, 2008 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Aside from the design challenge, there's also the lawsuit against the SF Bike Plan that forced the city to do a full environmental impact report. Bike-related infrastructure in SF is on hold for another year or so until that's settled.

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