Stop the Oak St. and Fell St. Bikeway Project
  • Petitioned Luis Montoya
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Stop the Oak St. and Fell St. Bikeway Project

    1. Kris Esqueda
    2. Petition by

      Kris Esqueda

      San Francisco, CA

This project not only will remove 100 parking spaces which greatly affect surrounding residents and businesses but also will be putting cyclists at increased danger as Fell or Oak Streets while they may be the fastest are not the safest routes for Cyclists to take. The SFMTA needs to find a safer alternative then putting a bike lane on a main thoroughfare. Would they ever imagine putting a bicycle lane down 19th Avenue? We dont think so. Also you will no longer be allowed to make a right hand turn off of Oak St. onto Divisadero St? We feel there is a better solution to make the Divisadero Corridor safer for Cyclists.

From the SFMTA's Website:
The project will require the removal of about 80-100 parking spaces, primarily on the south side of Oak Street and the south side of Fell Street between Scott and Baker streets. The SFMTA is INVESTIGATING options to offset this loss of parking and estimates that ABOUT 1/3 of the lost parking spaces can be added back on nearby streets by converting parallel parking to perpendicular parking. The SFMTA is also INVESTIGATING how residential permit parking could free up additional parking spaces for area residents.


Please take some time and sign this petition to Luis Montoya to let him know that this is not a change for the better and will only hurt residents, businesses and cyclists in the end.

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    1. Decision-maker Luis Montoya responds:

      Luis Montoya

      Hi Kris,

      I just wanted to pass along some suggestions on edits to your petition that would help it be more persuasive:

      -Our final proposal includes measures to offset more than half of the proposed parking loss. Your petition made...

    2. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Connors SF, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is not a safe idea for cyclists and it wil lcareate more havoc on these thruways and taking 100 spaces away from apartment dwellers is a terrible idea..

    • Denise George SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Traffic is horrible as it is, this would make an already crowded an unsafe st. more unsafe. Also, it is extremely difficult to back out of garages along this corridor and w/ a constant flow of bikes and cars will be worse.

    • Colin Sjostedt SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm an avid cyclist and agree that riding on Oak/Fell is not the safest choice. A bike lane on Page is a better idea.

    • Shannon Valenti SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I think the bikes on Fell and Oak are incredibly dangerous already. Also, parking is getting more difficult by the day - in the evenings it takes up to an hour and a half to find a space, and removing so many spaces won't help that situation.


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