Cyclists on Oak Confused by New Temporary Bike Lanes at Broderick – One Supposes the Plants are Coming Soon

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And the lights on this part of Oak are no longer timed? Is that what the deal was? I don’t think so. Let’s hope the uncoordinated ¬†lights at Baker and Broderick are temporary as well…

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One Response to “Cyclists on Oak Confused by New Temporary Bike Lanes at Broderick – One Supposes the Plants are Coming Soon”

  1. Rkeezy says:

    They are timed, but they are timed poorly. Ever since the new lane went in, the timing has been desynchronized from the rest of the lights on the thoroughfare. It works like an airlock now, Broderick’s light has been all flubbed up due to the bike light they have installed (for reasons unknown, it turns green before the regular light and people are still going while it’s red, so what’s the point now?). And maybe not even because of the bike light, maybe because they were just too lazy to care about the car traffic.

    Because traffic backs up at Broderick, the amount of cars can’t cross Baker, so that light turns before you are able to get through. Now you have cars backed up at Baker. Once the Broderick light changes, cars start moving towards Divis, but because the entire block from Broderick to Baker has filled with cars, many of the cars don’t ever make it through Divis before IT changes. So now you have cars backed up at Divisadero, Broderick, and Baker. And you have serious stop and go through the main East/West thoroughfare for tens of thousands of commuters. Other SFMTA feeling good about adhering to a policy of “screw cars”, I’m not sure who this change is good for.

    If you don’t know what I’m talking about, all you have to do is look at the light sequence changing as you peer down Oak. Normally you see a green, followed 10 seconds later by a green at the next light, and so on. But when you look, some of the adjacent lights are turning at the same time. Meaning that the further down light will be turning red before the standard amount of cars that a timed light street can carry gets through.