S.F. finishes upgrades to improve bicycle, pedestrian safety

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) recently finished a series of safety improvements in the Marina Corridor area, working to make roads more comfortable and safe for everyone in the San Francisco area.

The project, titled the Bay Street Road Diet and Cycletrack Project, heightens the street organization on Bay Street in the Marina District, reaching from Laguna Street to Fillmore Street.

The improvements include lane reduction to make room for an eastbound bicycle lane that is separated by a parking lot, a first for San Francisco. There is also a buffered bicycle lane that travels west through the city.

SFMTA crews also protected parking and bikeways, in addition to creating pedestrian improvements, all of which aim to make Bay Street safer and more organized.

"This project on Bay Street is critical to making our streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and drivers,” Mayor Ed Lee said. “We are making pedestrian-safety improvements across our city to make our roads safer for everyone.”

Crews also added more visible crosswalks, speed humps and narrowed roadways, which are meant to help drivers travel more slowly, making it more likely that they will yield to bicyclists and pedestrians.

“The improvements along Bay Street are the result of a strong community process that will make Bay Street safer, whether you’re a pedestrian, bicyclist or driver,” District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell said. “Tragic collisions like the one that occurred on Bay Street by an alleged drunk driver just over a month ago reinforce the need for safer street designs across San Francisco, and I thank the SFMTA and neighbors for working together to make Bay Street safer for everyone.”

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