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Detour on Valencia St. at Cesar Chavez Begins Monday, July 2

Jun 292012

For the past year, the City has been making improvements to Cesar Chavez Street, including bike lanes and more green space. This week, the construction reaches the intersection of one of the city’s most popular bicycle routes, Valencia Street. This means that there will be some detours on this important bicycle route for about two months, and we wanted to be sure you were aware of these changes. The SF Bicycle Coalition has collaborated with the relevant City agencies to ensure that the bicycle detours are well-marked and easy to follow.

As of Monday, July 2, bike traffic in the southbound direction of Valencia will share a lane with car traffic for about half of a block. Bike and car traffic in the northbound direction will not be permitted through the intersection at all. For bicycles, the detour will be Guerrero Street, where there is bike lane, or San Jose Avenue through the hospitals parking lot; whichever is easier for you.

Your SF Bicycle Coalition has worked hard to ensure that the City is providing the smoothest detours and lots of signage during this construction, but if you see something that is unsafe, call 311 directly to report the problem, and let us know by emailing Thank you for your patience during this construction period, and for being a member of our organization.