Although we’re a little hurt that most bike riders don’t traverse through Hayes Valley to get to the western side of the city, we get it: riding up Hayes, Fell, Oak or Page can be brutal. The Wiggle seems like a great alternative to us too.
The problem is once you make it through the Lower Haight and end up on Fell, biking along traffic can be pretty difficult/unsafe. SFMTA has a proposed plan to increase safety for bikers and pedestrians and is hosting a public meeting today to discuss it.
The proposed plan includes creating bikeways that are separated from the flow of the traffic for the three blocks between Scott and Baker. As a result, they would remove curbside parking for those blocks as well.
Since parking is already sparse, SFMTA is looking into altering pre-existing parking spots on streets surrounding the area to see if more can be created.
According to their website, “The purpose of the meeting will be for the SFMTA to share a conceptual project design and to collect public feedback.” Anyone is able to stop by, see the plans and provide their feedback.
The Oak and Fell Project Public Meeting is being held from 10am-2pm today at the SF Day School (350 Masonic). Stop by and let them know what you think of the plan.