Cyclists, advocates rally for more protected bike lanes

Bicyclists hold signs during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Numerous bikes are chained to posts along Polk Street before a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Advocates hold up a rope with placards fashioned to it that describes the five pedestrian deaths and one bicyclist death thus far in 2019 after they were struck by vehicles during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors Vallie Brown, left, and Hillary Ronen, right, and Jodie Medeiros, center, Executive Director of Walk SF, bow their heads during a moment of silence to remember Tess Rothstein, the 30-year-old cyclist who was killed when a vehicle struck her at Howard and Sixth streets on March 8, at a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Eva Orbuch, left, and Sasan Saadat, friends of Tess Rothstein, the 30-year-old cyclist who was killed when a vehicle struck her at Howard and Sixth streets on March 8, memorialize their friend during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Janice Li, Advocacy Director with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, composes herself as she calls on city leaders to take action during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jodie Medeiros, Executive Director of Walk SF, speaks during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Matt Haney speaks during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bicyclists raise their hands when asked if they’d had close calls with vehicles on SF streets during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bicyclists raise their hands when asked if they’d have friends who have had close calls with vehicles on SF streets during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bicyclists cheer as they call for more protected bike lanes during a rally at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Matt Haney speaks during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cyclists applaud during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cyclists sign up for public comment at the meeting of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors following a rally for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bicycle advocates filled the audience at the meeting of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors following a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Matt Haney speaks during the meeting of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors following a rally for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Cyclists and bicycle advocates gathered at City Hall to call on City leaders to put in place more protected bike lanes on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The call for action follows the death of cyclist Tess Rothstein, 30, who was struck by a vehicle near Howard and Sixth streets on March 8.

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