Biking and Rolling Plan

Project Introduction

Join us for an upcoming community open house!

We are hosting open houses across the city in July and August. View upcoming meetings & events for the Biking and Rolling Plan or our open house flyer. We look forward to hearing your feedback on proposed policies and programs. 

The San Francisco Biking and Rolling Plan: Active Communities is a 2-year planning process to develop a new plan for active mobility in San Francisco. The new plan directs SFMTA future investments in the biking and rolling network, support facilities, programs, and policies for the next 10-15 years. This new planning effort includes all devices that can legally use the biking and rolling network and elevates the voices and needs of equity priority communities.

This plan comes at a pivotal moment for San Francisco: much has changed since the last Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in 2009. Vision Zero and the SF Climate Action Strategy now guide our work and lend it urgency. Through strong and collaborative community partnerships, the plan forges a shared vision reflecting community needs and advancing city goals.

The Biking and Rolling plan involves an inclusive year-long outreach process to engage residents citywide about biking, scooting, rolling, and how it can, or should, evolve. The plan’s wide-ranging engagement includes focus on the disability community, monolingual communities, youth, and women/trans/nonbinary people. Outreach starts in January 2023 and ends at plan adoption in early 2025.

The plan includes targeted engagement in communities that have been historically excluded and underserved by transportation planning: Bayview-Hunters Point, Outer Mission/Excelsior, The Mission, SoMa, the Tenderloin, and Western Addition/Fillmore.

Project Timeline
July 2022 - Dec 2022
Kickoff + Existing Conditions
September 2022 – March 2023
Analysis + Community Interviews
January 2023 - June 2023
Citywide Outreach: Phase 1
June 2023 - January 2024
Citywide Outreach: Phase 2
January 2024 - March 2024
Project Break
March 2024 - June 2024
Refine Introduction to Community Partners, Policies, Programs, Connectivity Map
July 2024 - August 2024
Citywide Openhouses
August 6, 2024
MTAB informational item
September 2024 - October 2024
Refine, Additional community meetings
November 2024
2nd MTA Board Info item
Early 2025
Final plan adoption
Project Status
  1. Planning

People biking down Valencia Street in the Mission

Plan Goals

The Biking and Rolling Plan creates a new vision for biking and rolling in San Francisco: guiding investment where it’s needed most, delivering new programs to support biking and rolling, and enacting policy changes to achieve a connected, citywide network. These goals guide the Plan:

Advance equity: Address past harms and inequities that have limited transportation choices and access; support an equitable transportation future in which all communities have access to travel choices that meet their needs.

Support safety for all road users: Prioritize safe active transportation routes that can be comfortably used by people of all ages and abilities.

Support climate action: San Francisco needs to make low-carbon transportation a viable option for all residents. Support a citywide shift to biking and other active modes.

Support access for all: Make active transportation accessible to all by building a citywide network of low-stress streets and connecting people to electric mobility devices and other emerging technologies. Make the active transportation network inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to users with disabilities.

Deliver real results: Secure funding and deliver projects rapidly; demonstrate urgency and respect for the participation of residents in the plan process.

Develop new approaches: Streamline project development and identify methods to hold City agencies accountable.

Equity at the Center

The SFMTA acknowledges that many previous transportation projects in San Francisco have contributed to inequities, causing harm, trauma, and displacement for communities of color. A safe, welcoming, and equitable transportation network requires that we rebuild trust and center the voices and needs of those historically excluded. The Biking and Rolling Plan focuses on engagement and co-developing projects in neighborhoods where past bike network projects have been particularly divisive with historically marginalized communities. The ACP must rebuild trust and align future projects with community values.

Priority Communities + Partners:

How to Get Involved

This plan is an opportunity to advocate for improvements in your neighborhood, including:

  • New and improved network for people using wheelchairs, scooters, and bikes
  • More bike parking and amenities
  • New community programs and policies to make it easier for you to get around

The SFMTA team, with staff support from the SF Bicycle Coalition, is hosting a year of outreach and engagement events during 2023 to understand transportation needs at the neighborhood level and citywide. In the first phase of outreach input focuses on residents’ experiences and their hopes and dreams for the future. This input directly informs Active Transportation network recommendations and policy/program proposals shared with the public during the second phase of outreach.

There are dozens of opportunities during the 2024 calendar year to meet directly with project staff and share thoughts and feedback, with our outreach schedule regularly updated on the project page. Sign up for project updates via this webpage to keep informed of upcoming opportunities! Please reach out to to request a meeting with the project team in your neighborhood or around a specific corridor. We look forward to hearing from you!

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