Anza Street Bike Lanes Project
Anza Street is a 50-foot wide street running east and west through the Richmond District. Anza Street is often used by cyclists to traverse the Richmond District because it is wide and traffic is not heavy. The core project area consists of a 1.7 mile segment of Anza Street between 30th Avenue and Arguello Boulevard. An eastern extension may offer the opportunity to continue bike lanes to Masonic Avenue.
The goal of the Anza Street Bike Lane Project is to improve safety and connectivity for cyclists traveling east and west on Anza Street. The project proposes to evaluate Anza Street for the installation of Class II bike lanes as the road width will allow for the addition of bike lanes without impacts to travel lanes or parking. The Project will also evaluate an extension of the bike lanes east to Masonic Avenue and opportunities to improve pedestrian safety conditions for all roadway users.
A bike lane on Anza Street will support connections to intersecting bike routes at Arguello Boulevard, 8th Avenue, 15th Avenue, 23rd Avenue and 34th Avenue, making it easier and safer to reach destinations such as Golden Gate Park which is 3 blocks to the south and commercial districts to the north at Geary Boulevard and Clement Street and to the newly improved bikeway on Arguello Boulevard.
The planning phase will include outreach, conceptual design, environmental review, and legislation for bikeway improvements on Anza Street.
The project will improve connections with intersecting bikeways, thus making arriving at neighborhood destinations easier and safer for cyclists. To accomplish this, the SFMTA proposes establishing Class II bicycle lanes running east and west on Anza Street between 30th Avenue and Arguello Boulevard. The Project will also evaluate an extension of the bike lanes east to Masonic Avenue and opportunities to improve pedestrian safety conditions for all roadway users.
The planning phase of the Anza Street Bike Lanes Project will include outreach, conceptual design, environmental review, and legislation for bikeway improvements on Anza Street from 30th Avenue to Arguello Boulevard. The project will evaluate the corridor for installation of Class II bike lanes running east and west, including an optional extension to Masonic Avenue. Due to the residential nature of the neighborhood and the overall character of the east-west roadways in the Richmond District, this project will also evaluate the Anza Street and intersecting roads for opportunities to improve conditions for safety. While locations for future safety improvements, including speed humps, can be determined through this process, funding for construction of these improvements is not included in this scope of work.