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Paul Avenue Bike Lane Project

Project Introduction

The SFMTA will be implementing bike lanes and continental crosswalks on Paul Avenue between San Bruno Avenue and Third Street in winter 2016-2017. The bike lanes will upgrade the existing shared street markings to bike lanes and the continental crosswalks will distinguish the crosswalks from other areas of the roadway.

Project Status

The Paul Avenue Bike Lane Project will install new bike lanes between San Bruno Avenue and Third Street and install continental crosswalks at certain intersections. The project will include a curbside bike lane on the north side of the street which will accommodate people who ride bicycles in the westbound direction toward San Bruno Avenue. In order to accommodate this curbside bike lane, parking will be restricted along the north side of the street. The south side of the street will have also have a curbside bike lane, where parking is already restricted.

Project Goals

  • Improve the sense of safety for people who bike and walk
  • Provide an upgraded bicycle connection to the T-Third Street light rail line
  • Further implement the 2009 San Francisco Bike Plan 

Parking/Curb Management

No parking will be permitted along the north side of the street resulting in the removal of approximately 38 parking spaces.  

Community Engagement

The Paul Avenue bike lanes project was brought to the SFMTA public hearing on April 19, 2013. In advance of this hearing, public notice fliers advertising the date, project details, and opportunity to comment were posted in surrounding community. Following the public hearing, the bike lanes project was heard and approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors on August 20, 2013, where the public had another opportunity to voice opinions on the project.

Project Timeline

  • Initial Project Design: 2012-2013
  • Public Hearing: April 19, 2013
  • SFMTA Board of Directors Approval: August 20, 2013
  • Final Project Design: 2015-2016
  • Caltrain Paul Avenue Bridge Replacement: July 2016 – October 2016
  • Bike Lane Implementation December 2016 – January 2017
Contact Information
Paul Stanis