San Francisco Paints Green “Bicycle Boxes” in the Lower Haight to Warn Pedestrians of Cyclists Running “The Wiggle”

This is the first I’ve seen of these things, so here’s a photo of one of the new “bike boxes,” or whatever they’re called:

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I wonder, does Strava have a Wiggle segment? You know, so people could keep track of their times and race each other, you know virtually, you know, as Chris Bucchere used to?

Maybe, I don’t know.

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3 Responses to “San Francisco Paints Green “Bicycle Boxes” in the Lower Haight to Warn Pedestrians of Cyclists Running “The Wiggle””

  1. Camarografo says:

    Your headline pretty much sums up the hazard of The Wiggle. I travel through there at least twice a day and these squares of visual blight haven’t changed anybody’s behavior. Solitary cyclists and rush hour pelotons charge thru Steiner & Waller, Pierce & Waller, Scott & Haight, and Scott & Page like they’e on the “Giro de San Francisco”……….except when they’re texting and peddling; then they move slightly slower.

  2. Alai says:

    I will say this: when I found out about the Wiggle I had already been commuting for a few years, so I was pretty familiar with getting around on a bike. I thought I’d check it out, and though I noted which turns to take I did make wrong turns a few times. The new paint makes it a lot easier to follow for a novice, which I think is important, and is liable to be overlooked by experienced riders.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    I don’t know, aren’t there too many people using that particular route these days? Isn’t the left right left right part of the problem? I think so.

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