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Thursday, May 7, 2015

San Francisco Wants to Lower Bike Injuries by Raising Bike Lanes @CityLab

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This fall, San Francisco will become one of the elite few cities in the United States to build a raised bike lane.
The city's Municipal Transportation Agency will oversee the construction of an elevated pathway on Valencia Street in the southern Mission District. The curb-hugging lane will be raised about 2 inches above the road surface, and will measure 6-feet wide with an additional 5-foot "buffer zone." The city will follow up with a handful of other raised lanes next year, all planned for areas with high rates of bicycle injuries.

[Keep reading at CityLab]

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