First raised bike lane finished in San Francisco

The first raised bike lane was recently completed in San Francisco, and the city is currently conducting a demonstration project based on Market Street’s eastbound route, between Gough Street and 12th Street.

The Raised Bikeway Demonstration Project, the San Francisco Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Public Works are looking to launch a new kind of bike upgrade for two blocks on Market Street. This two block area has more than 3,000 eastbound bicyclists ride over it every Monday through Friday.

“As a rapidly growing city, we need to modernize our streets to increase safety and connectivity,” Ed Reiskin, SFMTA director of Transportation, said. “Creating better, safer bikeways is a key part of that effort. This demonstration project will show people how raised bikeways can help San Franciscans get around by better organizing our roadways and making them safer for everyone.”

To gather feedback from the public about the bike lane and the demonstration, the SFMTA has added an online survey to its website.

“We’re looking forward to the implementation of this experiment as we continue to search for new ways to improve the quality of life in the City,” Mohammed Nuru, San Francisco Public Works director, said. “The pilot will provide us with the real-world experience to evaluate raised bikeways in San Francisco.”

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