Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lower McAllister MakeOver

Lower McAllister had some of the worst paving for cyclists, especially any of us riding home in the dark or on wet streets. Way too many cracks and holes and repair bumps. My partner complained of this stretch every night when he worked in the Financial District; now I deal it with more often on trips to the Civic Center. But today I found two of the big offender blocks repaved -- from Hyde to Polk, both directions. Still have to dodge traffic and negotiate the turns from Market to get in the westbound lane, but at least a safe surface is pretty much guaranteed.

The SF Bike Coalition has been urging the city to repave all of McAllister with its rib-rattling condition. We're making progress, even if a few blocks at a time for repaving and regular maintenance for the rest.