Bike advocates set to celebrate bike improvements on Tuesday

Bike advocates will gather at Scott Street tomorrow to celebrate the first bicycle-related improvements carried out in The City in over three years.

A new bike lane will be painted on Scott Street, “sharrows”—directional arrows on the pavement indicating a shared bike and vehicle lane—will be added, and several bike racks will be placed on the sidewalk in accordance with The City’s Bike Plan—an ambitious overhaul of San Francisco’s cycling network that has been tied up in legal limbo since 2006.

The Board of Supervisors first approved the Bike Plan in 2005, but a local blogger filed suit against the project, and a judge subsequently ordered an injunction against any bike-related improvements until The City completed an environmental study of the undertaking.

Last Wednesday, Judge Peter Bush approved a modification to the injunction, which allowed for temporary improvements to be carried out, so long as they’re reversible. The work on Scott Street will be the first phase of the Bike Plan, which calls for 34 new miles of bike lanes in The City.

Members of the San Francisco Bike Coalition will congregate tomorrow on Scott and Oak streets to celebrate the breakthrough, according to the organization’s planning director, Andy Thornley.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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