Good news for San Francisco’s downtrodden biking class: soon you may be able to ride directly from Rainbow Grocery to Philz Coffee with complete vehicular impunity. The SFMTA’s Sustainable Streets Division is holding a public hearing this morning at City Hall to review a number of proposals, the most noteworthy of which would install northbound and southbound bike lanes on Folsom between 13th and 24th streets. (Related proposals would establish sidewalk extensions and create and/or move bus zones at certain corners toward the southern end of Folsom.)

As SFGate's The Mission Blog points out, Capp and Shotwell might have been cannier candidates for new bike lanes, but any move to ease rush hour traffic in the Harrison Street bike lanes, two blocks east, sounds like a good one. Uptown Almanac agrees.

(by Daniel Levin Becker)