You can easily ride your rented bicycle from dolphin-rich Ocean Beach all the way to the Eastern Terminus of the Panhandle Bike Path at Fell and Baker without getting lost – you don’t even need a map. But then what? How do you connect to the vaunted Wiggle Bike Route to get to the back of the Church Street Safeway and then Market ?
It’s hard to know which way to go when you’re mired in the EaPA, you know, south of NoPA and north of SoPA*
Now, you’re supposed to just jink over to Oak and then hang a rightie at Scott and then follow the Wiggle but that’s not obvious, not at all.
Blond + Blonde = More Blondies, or hh + hh = hh. It’s genetic law:
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Of course there’s plenty of room for bikes on the left side of busy Oak Street, so why don’t we restripe Oak for a few blocks from Baker to Scott to allow for a superwide lane on the right side? Then we could throw up some signs directing people to the relatively flat way home and be confident that we’ve done things right?
*Also known as Lower Haight and also known as S’OAK (South of OAK, I’m seriously).
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