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After Years of Delays, San Francisco's Bike Plan Hits the Street

Delayed from implementation for four years, San Francisco's bicycle plan has been legally ruled into action. The first lanes are being painted.
August 12, 2010, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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The first lanes are now being used in the city, where litigation and court-ordered environmental reviews had delayed implementation.

"[I]t carries the distinction of being the first bike lane painted in San Francisco after a Superior Court judge late Friday gave the city permission to fully implement its bike plan that had been held up by litigation for four years.

The city can now move ahead with plans to add 31 miles of new lanes to the 48 miles already striped.

The court intervened in response to a lawsuit filed by the Coalition for Adequate Review and Ninety-Nine Percent, which are led by blogger Rob Anderson. He demanded that before the bike enhancements proceed, the city conduct an environmental impact report to study, in particular, the effects of removing parking and traffic lanes to accommodate bike lanes."

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Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in San Francisco Chronicle
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