SFMTA Cuts Bike Lane from Planned Sixth Street Safety Improvements

By Roger Rudnick : streetsblog – excerpt

Pushback from hotels adds car space and rolls back safety

Streetsblog tipster and advocate Brian Coyne brought this to our attention: “SFMTA’s Sixth Street Safety Project, which Streetsblog has covered several times over the last few years, has now had the bike lane component removed.” The plan, as shown on the agency’s project page, is now to remove the bike facility and add an additional northbound car lane to the design… (more)

6th Street is a major freeway on-ramp street and not many bikes are taking the freeway south, but a lot of cars are. Maybe take another of the many streets that are not freeway on-ramps instead of trying to clog the traffic up even more as it attempts to leave town. The faster traffic loads onto the freeway the less you will get stuck. If you can’t bike on 6th Street, park around the corner and WALK. That is what most Muni riders, drivers and everyone else does.

1 thought on “SFMTA Cuts Bike Lane from Planned Sixth Street Safety Improvements

  1. With commuter buses coming into the city using 6th street as well as the widening of the sidewalks the bike lanes just won’t fit. That’s the reason behind the removal. 6th leading to the 280 highway will be reduced to one lane. That in addition to the lane that was removed from golden gate would be causing ridiculous amount of traffic. There will be zero parking along 6th street all removed with that bs scam of “supervisor approval resolution” that just past. End of July is the target start date possible august.

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