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HAIA Opposes Proposed Bike Lane on Oak

posted Feb 21, 2012, 9:14 PM by David Drabkin
At the August Board of Directors meeting, the board voted to oppose SF MTA's plan to put a bike lane on Oak St., between Baker and Broderick Sts. The purported purpose of the one block lane is to allow bicycle riders to access the "Wiggle" (a series of bike lanes through the lower Haight that skirt the edge of Buena Vista hill). The impact on commuters in the western part of the city could be substantial as it would create a bottleneck on Oak. More importantly, the idea is being advanced by MTA without any public review, discussion, or serious consideration of alternatives. When an open public process and consensus is reached, then plans to implement a solution can move ahead.

View a tv story on the topic on Ch. 2 - KTVU here.

A letter was sent to Ed Reiskin, Executive Director of MTA, with copies to the Mayor's office, and the Board of Supervisors. Click here to view the HAIA letter.