Pilot Protected Bikeways Approved on Valencia Street
Under Mayor London Breed’s leadership and call to expedite safety improvement on Valencia Street, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved pilot parking-protected bikeway on Valencia Street on December 4, 2018. This pilot will include parking-protected bikeways from Market to 15th streets. This project will utilize quick and cost-effective measures, such as paint and flex-posts, to improve safety for those who bike, walk and drive on the corridor. In addition to the parking-protected bikeway, the project also includes:
- Increased visibility at intersections with “daylighting” and advance limit lines
- New school boarding islands (with protective railing) at San Francisco Friends School and Millennium School. The islands will provide students and parents with safe, designated areas for pick-up and drop-off
- Increased loading zones to support the commercial needs of small businesses on Valencia
As part of the Valencia Bikeway Improvements project, the protected bikeway pilot will test and evaluate if parking-protected bikeways are a suitable long-term option for the Valencia corridor.
Construction is expected to begin in December 2018 and completed in early 2019, weather pending.
For more about this project or to sign up for email updates, please visit SFMTA.com/valencia.