A quick note about a twitter kerfuffle from last night over a closure to the Panhandle bike path. This involved San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member Elisabeth Snider, who lives in the Sunset and uses the path regularly. Upon seeing the closure of this essential transportation link for cyclists, Snider tweeted 311 with the above photo for more information:…
@SanFranMiniVan Per SFPD crosswalks are for walking just like sidewalks and should not be used for bicycles. ^JM
As Snider and others immediately pointed out, that’s just not true–besides, why is there a bike signal there if bikes can’t use it? There was a little bit more back and forth, and then:…(more)
No one can create a crisis as fast as the SFMTA. With no notice and barely a nod to a study that was done re: building bike paths along the panhandle, this is a no low for the SFMTA or whoever instigated this mess.
Maybe we should contact the Board of Supes and complain? Where is the dignity of anyone regarding our streets and our use and our public rights to move about freely without constant displacement and confusion?
Is this yet another of those illegal actions done without knowledge of the authorities like the “fake stanchions”? that recently popped up on some streets?
The latest : It appears that we were right. This was a hoax.
Latest reports are that the crossing is no longer blocked.