The next phase to make the Embarcadero more bicycle-friendly is in the works and goes far beyond the green paint the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency laid down a year ago.
The popular cycling corridor is set to have a dedicated bikeway, as part of the SFMTA’s “The Embarcadero Enhancement Project,” reports SocketSite.
The bikeway will physically separate cyclists from parked cars, cars on the road, and pedestrians on the sidewalk. It will span the Embarcadero from 3rd Street in South Beach to Powell and Jefferson Streets in Fisherman’s Wharf.
This project is still in its initial design stages and potential concepts include a two-way bikeway on the water side, two one-way bikeways on either side of the Embarcadero, and two one-way bikeways or one two-way bikeway in the center of the roadway adjacent to Muni. Funding will come primarily from an MTC Priority Development Area grant, the SFMTA, and the Port of San Francisco. SFMTA said via emailed that it wants to have a design completed by fall 2015.
SFMTA will hold a series of public workshops over the next year to discuss designs and implementation, the first of which is happening on July 24 at Pier 1 at 6 p.m.