San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA, is quickly catching up after a three-year injunction stalled most bicycle-related improvements from 2007-2010. A new green lane on JFK Boulevard in Golden Gate Park was recently completed, and additional green lane pilot projects are being explored on Polk, 2nd, and the Embarcadero. San Francisco residents ride bikes often already and the numbers are growing. Political support is strong.
Updates from San Francisco GLP blogger Alexis Chavez:
- Bikes allowed on BART for another test run, Feb. 27, 2013
- SFMTA releases new bicycle strategy, Feb. 14, 2013
- Looking back at San Francisco's big year, Jan. 20, 2013
- San Francisco welcomes first bicycle bay, Dec. 20, 2012
- Relaxing rides in San Francisco, Nov. 25, 2012
- Introducing green lanes on Oak and Fell street in San Francisco, Nov. 6, 2012
- San Francisco city leader learns lessons in Denmark, Oct. 2, 2012
- Cycling in the city, Aug. 24, 2012
The city of San Francisco, CA currently has the following green lanes:
In 2010, the city of San Francisco built 0.50 miles of green lanes on Market St. It is one-way on both sides of the road and is separated by flexible delineators and a two foot painted buffer. Several bike boxes and sharrows were also added.
Laguna Honda Blvd.
The city of San Francisco built a 0.70 green lane on each side of Laguna Honda Blvd. in 2011. Each green lane is separated from traffic by flexible delineators.
To learn more about the Laguna Honda Blvd. green lane, click here.
In 2011, the city of San Francisco built a green lane on Division St from 11th to 12th.
Three miles of green lanes were built on JFK Dr. There is one green lane on each side of the road and is separated by parked cars.
To learn more about the JFK Dr. green lanes, click here.
The city of San Francisco built a two-way green lane on Cargo Way in 2012. The green lane is protected by a raise one foot curb with a chain link fence. The green lane also has protected bike signal phase and green sharrows.
To learn more about the two-way green lane on Cargo Way, click here.
John Muir Dr.
In 2012, the city of San Francisco built a 0.70 mile green lane on John Muir Dr. The green lane is separated from traffic by flexible delineators.
In 2012, a 0.5 mile section of Duboce Ave. was re-opened as a newly painted green lane for cyclists. The green lane is one way on one side of the car-free street. Cyclists only share the section with public transit.
To learn more about the Duboce Ave. green lane, click here.
Cesar Chavez St.
One mile of green lanes were built on Cesar Chavez St. in 2012. There is one green lane on each side of the road, separated from traffic by flexible delineators.
To learn more about the Cesar Chavez St. green lane, click here.