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Enjoy the Ride: San Jose Ave Bike Lanes Get Concrete Protection

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Bike lane on San Jose Avenue with a concrete barrier separating it from traffic lanes.

The buffered bike lanes on the “Bernal Cut” section of San Jose Avenue now have protective concrete barriers to make for a safer, more comfortable ride.

We and SF Public Works installed these barriers this week, along with pedestrian safety upgrades at some intersections, on San Jose and Guerrero Street between Highway 280 and Cesar Chavez Street. The barriers complement earlier improvements in which we widened the bike lanes as part of the Northbound San Jose Avenue and I-280 Off-Ramp Road Diet Pilot Project.

The idea behind measures like these is to make bikeways more comfortable for anyone to use, whether you’re eight years old or 80. Check out our blog post from Bike to Work Day in May for a look at some of the other recent upgrades we’ve made toward that vision.