Cyclists Move From the Back of the Bus all the Way to First Class in the Presidio

Boy, you’ve really got to be dedicated to keep up with the developments at the old Public Health Service Hospital in the Presidio. Last night, a total of 33 civic-minded souls got updated on the latest plans for the condoization of the place, including San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar (who’s everywhere you don’t want to be on these dark and stormy nights).

Amid discussion of Canary Island Date Palms in this slide show from Chandler McCoy…

…we get this power point page. It’s the 15th Avenue entrance in the Presidio in the NIMBY-rich SeaCliff / Lake District / northern part of the Richmond area just south of the PHSH worksite. Well you already know about that, but the entrance will be for bike riders only, no cars allowed. See? (That’s not a “sharrow” arrow ’cause there’s no sharing involved with that particular lane.) Conservatory Drive in Golden Gate Park has a similar arrangement but the bike lane there is not as wide. Click to expand:

Vehicular types will just have to use 14th Avenue as the entrance when this plan goes into effect. You can’t ask for more than that, can you, cyclists?

That’s about as much excitement the Presidio will produce for you until word comes about the revised plans for the long-delayed Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio (CAMP) museum.

Any day now…

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2 Responses to “Cyclists Move From the Back of the Bus all the Way to First Class in the Presidio”

  1. Alexei says:

    Not that it’s a bad thing or anything, but we’re talking about something like a 50 foot long road, if that. Not exactly something worth getting excited about.

  2. Dale says:

    Thanks for the coverage of this! We cyclists already have a decent bike lane going uphill on Battery Caulfield out of this area, and hopefully the changes will keep this part of the Presidio bikeable. We’ve got to make sure that any new streets leading to a residential parking lot/garage don’t cut off access to the pathway that heads north, goes under Hwy 1, and leads around Mountain Lake. That route is part of the Anza National Historic Trail, by the way.