Monday, November 30, 2009

Scott St/Wiggle/Bike Box: All To Get Improvements Dec. 1st: first major bike improvements in 1259 Days! Time to Celebrate.

The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) has selected Scott Street for the first new bike lane striping in San Francisco in 1259 days. The MTA announced its decision today after last week's partial lifting of the bicycle injunction that kept all bike improvements on hold for more than three years. Marc Caswell of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition confirmed the plans for tomorrow's activities.

A press conference scheduled for Tuesday morning, Dec. 1st will kick off the lane work and the festivities for the day. The paint crews will begin work at the conclusion of the official remarks by striping the new lanes (white, of course) and also painting the bike box at Scott and Oak GREEN in a six month trial. Spontaneous DYI celebrations will occur throughout the day and then start up again officially in the late afternoon and evening. (5 pm UPDATE: the press conference has been postponed until Thursday; all other events are on for the afternoon. -- I guess it works if it's AFTER the event).

Highlights of tomorrow's activities:
In the morning: Paint crews begin the work: stripes and paint

5-7pm SFBC Outreach at Duboce/Market and at new GREEN bike box

5:30-6:30 pm NOPA Bike Mingle at On the Corner Cafe, Oak and Divisadero, (happened to land on the same day; let's do this and then go to the all cyclist party at Duboce Park Cafe with a stop at the Green Box along the way!)

5:30-8pm: SFBC and all cyclists party at Duboce Park Cafe, corner of Duboce and Sanchez -- the party we've all been waiting for!

And there's more:
  • MTA will install a temporary on-street bike parking corral at Bean There Cafe, 201 Steiner @ Waller. Check out what the next generation of bike parking looks like. And quick: it's up just for the day.
  • Other bike racks along the Wiggle (locations still being determined)
  • Bike sharrows for shared-use traffic lanes
  • Unanswered question: Will temporary improvements on Fell near the ARCO station join the other improvements?

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! Finally a day to celebrate SF's biking accomplishments. Can't wait to get through those blocks with less hassle...