Tour one of San Francisco’s most utilized routes on bike which features examples of innovative design and provides a key connection by navigating riders on flat streets through a hilly neighborhood. The tour leaders, from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will focus on the recent public outreach effort to find opportunities to improve conditions for bicycle riders, pedestrians and residents who use the Wiggle, while finding opportunities for addressing stormwater management through permeable paving and rain gardens. We will talk about some of the challenges around implementing a “bike boulevard” or “neighborhood greenway” design in a dense urban context where stakeholder priorities are often at odds. The tour will also look at some of San Francisco’s recent innovations including the Oak and Fell protected bikeways, San Francisco’s first bike box, wayfinding using green “super” sharrows, both on neighborhood streets and in complex intersections, and bike-transit integration issues. This tour includes traveling by bicycle.
Miriam Sorrell, Transportation Planner, SFMTA