Thea Selby and the Lower Haight Street folks give us a chance to provide the MTA with some negative feedback on the plan to screw up traffic on Fell and Oak Streets next to the Panhandle, which will mean either taking away scarce neighborhood street parking or eliminating traffic lanes on these busy east/west streets that carry 67,000 cars a day. (The feedback form) The city's bike people---with help from their collaborators in City Hall, including the new Muni boss---want to create gridlock in the area in combination with the plan to screw up traffic on nearby Masonic Avenue:
To improve bicycle access between the Panhandle bike path and the “Wiggle” by providing separated bikeways on Fell Street and/or Oak Street between Scott and Baker streets. The bikeway(s) would have a buffer space and/or physical separation between cyclists and traveling vehicles.
Of course there's no problem now for cyclists to get to the wiggle from either Hayes Street on the north side of the Panhandle or Page Street on the south side. It's really about "taking space from cars."
A recent Bay Citizen story on the issue aroused the ire of the bike people.
Labels: Anti-Car, City Government, District 5, Ed Reiskin, Panhandle, The Wiggle, Thea Selby