Slender Northern European Family Baffled by Panhandle Bike Path – Which Way To Go?

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?

Just sayin’… 

*Also known as Lower Haight and also known as S’OAK (South of OAK, I’m seriously).

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3 Responses to “Slender Northern European Family Baffled by Panhandle Bike Path – Which Way To Go?”

  1. heather says:

    Seriously. We need to fix this. I live at Fell & Broderick and bike riders are always riding down the sidewalk. it is ILLEGAL. I have emailed Ross Mirkarimi about this but have yet to hear from him.

  2. Peter says:

    Perhaps when the DMV paradiseplex is built the developers can run a bike tunnel through it.

    And it’s a multi-use path, not a bike path.

  3. Alexei says:

    You have to go at least two blocks along Oak to avoid the steep hill to the south, and that puts you on Divisadero which isn’t nice to ride on, so then you go another block to Scott and the Wiggle. Putting a path through the DMV site gets you 1/3 of the way there. Ultimately there’s no good alternative, as far as I can tell, so I hope the powers that be figure out some way of putting a nice bike path on those three blocks of Oak.