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Bicycles vs. cars—did a new battlefront just open?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The newest alternative being studied for remaking Market Street involves eliminating buses from downtown Mission Street and moving them to Market. That would free up Mission for permanent cycle tracks, separated from vehicles and pedestrians to make for an uninterrupted bike ride between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero.  But as the Chronicle’s John Wildermuth notes:

Planners acknowledge, though, that there is a long-standing rift between drivers and cyclists in San Francisco, with each side charging that the other is receiving special treatment from the city. Efforts to make a major city street friendlier to bike riders will likely play into that dispute.


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