Bike Plan Decision Day
June 26, 2009

We Did It! 45 Bike Network Projects Get a Green Light!

On June 26, 2009, the SFMTA Board unanimously voted YES on an ambitious Bike Plan and gave the green light to 45 new bike lanes on streets such as 5th, 17th, Townsend, Kirkham, Alemany, San Jose, and Portola (see the full list of victories).

This historic victory is the result of more than three years of SFBC advocacy, including an unprecedented turnout of more than 200 SFBC members at Friday's packed hearing, thousands of you sending letters of support to the city, and countless hours of grassroots organizing by committed SFBC volunteers and staff. Together, we did it!

This historic decision means that the City is on track to overturn the 3-year-old bike plan injunction and nearly double -- yes double! -- the number of bike lanes on our streets. These improvements will also push San Francisco towards being one of North Americas most bicycle-friendly cities and encourage tens of thousands of people to bicycle more often.

Help us make these new bike lanes a reality as soon as possible. Give a special contribution today of $25, $50, or $100 or more to keep the SFBC's efforts moving forward to complete the Citywide Bike Network. Donate now!

See also shots from SFBC member Rhonda.

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Decision Day: Bike Plan Vote at MTA Board

Meet at 8:00am outside City Hall on the Polk Street plaza (across from the City Hall Polk Street steps)

This is it, Decision Day — June 26th is the big day we've been working towards. At this meeting, the MTA Board will vote on the Bike Plan and whether to give a green light to nearly 50 Bike Network improvement projects. If approved, the City can then ask the Superior Court to lift the injunction that has prevented any physical bike improvements in the city for over 1,000 days. RSVP to let us know you can be there to speak up for miles of new bike lanes and a new commitment to better bicycling in San Francisco!

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