SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s first elevated bike lane is coming to Market Street.
Construction begins Monday on the stretch between 12th and Gough Streets.READ MORE: UPDATE: Coyote Rescued from San Francisco Bay Treated, Released
Officials with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency say the new raised lane will improve the commute for bikes, cars, and pedestrians.READ MORE: 'We Just Want Him Back': French Bulldog Stolen at Gunpoint in Oakland
“It’s raised above the street level, so it prevents people from driving into the bike lane easily, and also encourages people to ride their bikes in the bike lane, rather than on the sidewalk,” SFMTA Spokesperson Paul Rose said.MORE NEWS: Chaos, Panic After Shots Rang Out At High School Championship Football Game
An estimated 3,000 bikers ride down Market Street each weekday.