In 2018, the city and SFMTA completed its “Polk Streetscape Project,” adding a southbound painted bike lane south of Union and a painted bike lane “protected” by plastic posts between McAllister and Pine. These bike lanes leave much of this critical north-south corridor out and, where they are not protected, frequently see cars crossing and driving in them.

In April we organized a People Protected Bike Lane to bring attention to this problem: we took bike lane protection into our own hands by becoming the barrier between cars and cyclists.

A dozen people, mostly in yellow shirts, stand between the green bike lane on Polk street and the road in the rain, keeping cars out of the bike lane.

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