At yesterday's SFMTA Board meeting, a proposed Fell and Oak Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project was unanimously approved. This means that the two parallel throughways, upon which thousands of cars careen everyday to and from the Sunset and Richmond, will get dedicated bicycle lanes separated by median planters and such.

This means that the 1,500 cyclists a day who ride the wiggle to and from downtown will no longer have to take their lives in their own hands as they join the speedy traffic on Fell and Oak Streets, at least between Scott and Baker Streets, which are the boundaries of the current project.

The project entails the removal of 55 street parking spaces, which is sure to make some Haight and NoPa residents sad. Also, this means that the 21 Hayes bus will no longer stop at Scott Street or Broderick Street.

The improvements will be phased, with implementation beginning within a few months.