Support Protected Bike Lanes on Arguello Boulevard
On April 4, 2023, USA Cycling champion Ethan Boyes was killed by a driver on Arguello Boulevard in the Presidio. This followed a 16-year-old boy on a bike being critically injured by a driver on Arguello near California Street in November 2022.
In an effort to make Arguello safer for all people, especially those on bikes, we're calling on Mayor Breed, Supervisor Chan, Supervisor Stefani, SFMTA, and The Presidio Trust to install protected bike lanes on Arguello Boulevard between Fulton Street and Washington Boulevard immediately alongside other safety and sustainable transportation infrastructure improvements.
These safety and sustainable transportation improvements will make Arguello safer for all people — especially those on bikes — and help our City address its roadway safety crisis and the climate crisis by making people feel safe riding bikes, helping to shift more trips to sustainable modes of transportation.
We are calling for the following improvements between Fulton Street and Pacific Avenue:
- Install protected bike lanes on Arguello Boulevard between Fulton Street and Pacific Avenue using Quick-Build materials to fully separate people on bikes from moving cars and trucks.
- At every intersection, install protected islands and eliminate stressful / dangerous “mixing zones” to increase safety for all people at the most-common location of crashes/collisions (intersections).
- At bus stops, schools, and sites with passenger-loading needs, install floating boarding islands to increase safety and reduce conflicts and collisions.
We are calling for the following infrastructure improvements in the Presidio:
- Install posts — ideally K71 traffic posts — along the bike lanes to separate people on bikes and provide some protection from moving cars and trucks.
- Install a “hardened centerline” of yellow delineator posts, which will force drivers to drive slower and more carefully, while providing some protection for people on bikes.
- Install speed bumps in the driving lanes — between the Arguello Gate and Sheridan Avenue — to slow drivers and make the road safer for all people, including drivers.
Following the installation of these safety and sustainable transportation infrastructure improvements, we are calling for SFMTA and The Presidio Trust to protect the bike lanes and intersections using concrete or raising the bike lanes to sidewalk level, while evaluating other infrastructure solutions.
These improvements have been requested for years and some of them were formally requested in a resolution written by Kristin Tieche and unanimously supported by the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee in December 2022. More recently — and related to this effort — a petition by Richmond Family SF called for protected bike lanes on Arugello.
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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email Luke at LukeBornheimer@gmail.com.