Author Claire Amable on March 13, 2020
Double-parked cars, Uber and Lyft drivers weaving in and out of unprotected bike lanes and no sidewalks to walk on have ruled Townsend Street for years, but that is no longer the case. Townsend Street is now ready for you, with a brand new design that finally gives dedicated space to biking, walking and transit on one of the busiest transit hubs.
Yesterday, we joined Mayor London Breed, our street safety allies at Walk San Francisco and a crew of City staff to celebrate the new Townsend Street. Before these changes went in, people were walking in the street because there was no physical sidewalk, while people biking had to compete with buses, and Uber and Lyft drivers dropping off and picking up passengers in the unprotected bike lane.