San Francisco's New Bike Lane Experience

The city of San Francisco has been overhauling its bike infrastructure during the pandemic. The results are especially apparent in the city's downtown.

October 10, 2021, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

A cyclist commutes along a painted bike lan on Market Street in San Francisco.

David Tran Photo / Shutterstock

The bike infrastructure scene in downtown San Francisco is "laps better" than before the pandemic, according to a big, interactive "Special Report" by John King.

Several long-term projects crossed the finish line during the pandemic, but other projects took advantage of the relative lack of automobile and foot traffic during the months of stay-at-home orders to move quickly with new projects.

The article jumps from location to location on an interactive map as the page scrolls, allowing for commentary on the state of the project by King, along with photos and videos to supplement the discussion.

Friday, September 24, 2021 in San Francisco Chronicle

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