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Where Are The Protected Bike Lanes?

When Mayor Ed Lee stated he was going to work to make San Francisco safer for bicyclists, one of the strategies mentioned was the creation of protected bike lanes. Specifically, protected bike lanes were proposed for upper Market Street. However, those lanes have been delayed with no clear indication why, while other projects are moving forward. The 10,000-plus member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition wants answers.

Bicyclist Safety Project Comes To A Sudden Halt

According to an article from the San Francisco Examiner, the coalition has sent an open letter calling out the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. This is an important project to protect bike riders, and it has been in the works for years. The city's bicyclists want to know why the project was suddenly halted.

The SFMTA replied with a statement indicating that the delay has something to do with the Fire Department, and that the agency is working with the SFFD to come up with a new plan. The SFMTA also pointed out that other projects are moving forward, including green bike lanes and other means of keeping the city's bike riders safe from accidents.

In The Event Of A Bicycle Accident

While the city is at least taking some steps to protect bicyclists from being hit by cars, this is a work in progress. It is important to recognize that motorists have an obligation to watch for bicyclists, and if they fail to do so and cause an accident, they may be held accountable. Victims of negligent drivers may be able to pursue compensation for the injuries suffered in the bike accident with the help of an experienced lawyer.

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