Our First Project: Realizing 1.5 miles of world-class bikeway in Golden Gate Park
A continuous, wide and comfortable bikeway on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is part of Connecting the City’s Bay to Beach route. Simple changes on this street will lead to big improvements where a bikeway will provide safe space for the huge — and growing — number of families who want a way to ride bikes to museums, the ocean, playgrounds, picnics and the zoo! It will also provide a key connection for commuters heading downtown from the western neighborhoods and will make them feel more comfortable and safe biking. This bikeway will be on the ground in early 2012.
The Major Routes
This crosstown route is a continuous east-west bikeway connecting Ocean Beach and the Ferry Building. It’s already hugely popular with hundreds of thousands of people, and an important connection for people who live in the western neighborhoods and work downtown. This route links dozens of neighborhoods to our city’s main thoroughfare — Market Street — and the Financial District, and brings people to the doorsteps of countless cultural destinations from the SFMOMA to the de Young Museum. Best of all, it connects us to the city’s best open spaces, including the Embarcadero waterfront, Alamo Square and Golden Gate Park. Learn more
This route will be a continuous, safe and comfortable bikeway from San Francisco State University all the way to Aquatic Park linking important civic institutions like City College and City Hall along the way. On this route, you experience the unique flavor of San Francisco neighborhoods such as Glen Park, the Mission and Polk Street and the diverse local shops and restaurants that will benefit from this bikeway. Calmer streets, an improved pedestrian experience and bringing more people to local businesses will make these streets and neighborhoods better for everyone. Learn more[assets: map segment]
The Bay Trail bikeway creates a waterfront connection all the way from Hunter’s Point past the Bay Bridge and onto the Golden Gate Bridge. Many of San Francisco’s best spots for sightseeing and exploring the city are along our unique waterfront, so why not connect our iconic bridges and put the Bay front and center with bikeways? We’ve seen an explosion in bicycling along this route in recent years with both locals and tourists. Creating a connection to international destinations such as UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, AT+T Park, the Ferry Building, Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge is a smart way to help more people travel by bike. Learn more[Assets: map segment]
Connecting the City: 100 miles of bikeway Learn more
Connecting the City is the blueprint for a citywide bike network that is designed for everyone, from an eight-year-old child to an eighty-year-old grandmother, and provides door-to-door access to shop, commute and play by bicycle. Already, a huge and growing number of diverse San Franciscans are biking thanks to improvements like the Market Street separated bike lanes and events like Sunday Streets. Connecting the City builds off this demand and envisions the year 2020 when 100 miles of crosstown bikeways will help a growing population of San Francisco residents and workers move around the city.