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Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

More businesses join legal battle vs. Valencia center bike lane

Four businesses oppose Valencia Street bike lane, joining previous claims.
City denies claims, potential lawsuit looming, seeking damages.
Limited evidence of significant impact on Valencia Street businesses due to bike lane. [ more ]
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

Yasmin's owner pledges 30-day hunger strike over Valencia bike lane

Local restaurant owner plans hunger strike to protest center-running bike lane on Valencia Street
Despite complaints, data indicates increased revenue for businesses after bike lane installation [ more ]
Mission Local
4 months ago
Mission District

Cyclists, merchants at odds over Valencia bike lane

Opposing views on Valencia Street bike lane
Mixed reactions to the bike lane from businesses and cyclists [ more ]
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

More businesses join legal battle vs. Valencia center bike lane

Four businesses oppose Valencia Street bike lane, joining previous claims.
City denies claims, potential lawsuit looming, seeking damages.
Limited evidence of significant impact on Valencia Street businesses due to bike lane. [ more ]
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

Yasmin's owner pledges 30-day hunger strike over Valencia bike lane

Local restaurant owner plans hunger strike to protest center-running bike lane on Valencia Street
Despite complaints, data indicates increased revenue for businesses after bike lane installation [ more ]
Mission Local
4 months ago
Mission District

Cyclists, merchants at odds over Valencia bike lane

Opposing views on Valencia Street bike lane
Mixed reactions to the bike lane from businesses and cyclists [ more ]
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SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

SF neighborhood sushi restaurant closes original location after 36 years

We Be Sushi's original location on Valencia Street has closed after 36 years due to slow business and health reasons.
Chef Andy Tonozuka is looking for someone to take over the restaurant for the remaining five years on the lease for $80,000. [ more ]
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Streetsblog
5 months ago
San Francisco

SFMTA Publishes First Valencia Report - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Valencia Street center-running bike lane had no significant impact on bike and pedestrian numbers on the corridor.
The report does not provide data on whether or not the lane has created a safer and more efficient commute. [ more ]
SFGATE
5 months ago
San Francisco

SF might remove Valencia's controversial center bike lane

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is considering removing the controversial center bike lane on Valencia Street.
SFMTA may replace it with protected side-running bike lanes or fully pedestrianize the street. [ more ]
Mission Local
5 months ago
Mission District

Valencia St. appears to be doing better than businesses believe

Sales tax revenue along Valencia Street increased by 3.2% during the period when the bike lane was installed.
In contrast, sales tax revenue on Mission Street fell by 0.9% during the same period. [ more ]
Mission Local
6 months ago
Mission District

Just how many parking spaces did the Valencia bike lane remove?

Businesses along Valencia Street are frustrated with the center bike lane because it has led to a loss of parking spaces, impacting customer traffic.
There is debate over the exact number of parking spaces that have been lost, with the SFMTA stating that only 19 spaces have been removed and others claiming it is closer to 70. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Bicycling

SFMTA's newest proposal could create 'slaloming' bike lane along Valencia St.

Proposed twist in Valencia Street bike lane controversy with side-running design to accommodate merchants' preferences. [ more ]
Streetsblog
5 months ago
San Francisco

SFMTA Publishes First Valencia Report - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Valencia Street center-running bike lane had no significant impact on bike and pedestrian numbers on the corridor.
The report does not provide data on whether or not the lane has created a safer and more efficient commute. [ more ]
SFGATE
5 months ago
San Francisco

SF might remove Valencia's controversial center bike lane

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is considering removing the controversial center bike lane on Valencia Street.
SFMTA may replace it with protected side-running bike lanes or fully pedestrianize the street. [ more ]
Mission Local
5 months ago
Mission District

Valencia St. appears to be doing better than businesses believe

Sales tax revenue along Valencia Street increased by 3.2% during the period when the bike lane was installed.
In contrast, sales tax revenue on Mission Street fell by 0.9% during the same period. [ more ]
Mission Local
6 months ago
Mission District

Just how many parking spaces did the Valencia bike lane remove?

Businesses along Valencia Street are frustrated with the center bike lane because it has led to a loss of parking spaces, impacting customer traffic.
There is debate over the exact number of parking spaces that have been lost, with the SFMTA stating that only 19 spaces have been removed and others claiming it is closer to 70. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Bicycling

SFMTA's newest proposal could create 'slaloming' bike lane along Valencia St.

Proposed twist in Valencia Street bike lane controversy with side-running design to accommodate merchants' preferences. [ more ]
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Mission Local
5 months ago
Mission District

SFMTA says Valencia bike lane improved safety, but may consider new design

San Francisco officials are considering replacing the center bike lane on Valencia Street with side-running bike lanes.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has released a report on the evaluation of the bike lane, which found improvements but also highlighted collisions between cyclists and vehicles. [ more ]
Mission Local
5 months ago
Mission District

You're not imagining vacant storefronts on Mission. There are 56 of them.

Mission Street has a high number of commercial vacancies, but it is still considered less desirable than nearby Valencia Street.
People are more inclined to stay on Valencia Street and are less likely to walk in the Mission Street neighborhood at night. [ more ]
Mission Local
6 months ago
Mission District

Sarita's Grill & Beer, new Salvadoran restaurant on Valencia, to open next week

Natali Juarez, a newcomer from El Salvador, tried to open her first restaurant at 18, but was told she was too young.
Juarez is now 21 years old and is opening Sarita's Grill & Beer, a Salvadoran restaurant offering traditional dishes and new innovations.
Juarez chose to open her restaurant on Valencia Street because of the foot traffic and lack of Salvadoran restaurants in the area. [ more ]
Mission Local
6 months ago
Mission District

Five months in, Valencia center lane still irritating cyclists

Many bike commuters do not feel safe using the center bike lane on Valencia Street in San Francisco.
Data from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency shows mixed results in terms of bike traffic on Valencia Street. [ more ]
Mission Local
6 months ago
Mission District

Valencia center lane brings tiny biking increase

A report from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is expected to show a modest increase in bicycle traffic following the implementation of a center-running bike lane along Valencia Street.
The SFMTA's previous report on parking-protected bike lanes showed a nearly 50% increase in bicycle commuter traffic after one year of implementation. [ more ]
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sfist.com
2 weeks ago
Bicycling

Another Bicyclist Struck and Injured by Motorist In Controversial Valencia Bike Lane

SFMTA deemed the center-running bike lane on Valencia Street a failed experiment, but it won't be relocated until 2025, leaving cyclists vulnerable to accidents.
Despite criticism, the current center-running bike lane design on Valencia Street is causing accidents and endangering cyclists. [ more ]
Sfbayca
3 weeks ago
Bicycling

SFMTA dumps unpopular Valencia center bike lane

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is pivoting from a center-running bikeway to a side-running bike lane on Valencia Street to address merchants' concerns. [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
Bicycling

SFMTA Votes to End the Valencia Center Bike Lane Experiment, But New Curbside Lanes Won't Arrive Until 2025

SFMTA decides to revert Valencia Street bike lane back to curbside design due to controversies, completion expected by January 2025. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Updated Designs for Valencia Curbside Protected Bike Lanes Drop - Streetsblog San Francisco

SFMTA completed initial designs for curbside protected bike lanes on Valencia Street from 15th to 23rd [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
Bicycling

SFMTA Will Consider Ditching the Valencia Street Center-Running Bike Lane Next Week

SFMTA will consider moving Valencia Street's center-running bike lane back to the curb side due to controversies and negative impacts on businesses. [ more ]
sfist.com
2 weeks ago
Bicycling

Another Bicyclist Struck and Injured by Motorist In Controversial Valencia Bike Lane

SFMTA deemed the center-running bike lane on Valencia Street a failed experiment, but it won't be relocated until 2025, leaving cyclists vulnerable to accidents.
Despite criticism, the current center-running bike lane design on Valencia Street is causing accidents and endangering cyclists. [ more ]
Sfbayca
3 weeks ago
Bicycling

SFMTA dumps unpopular Valencia center bike lane

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is pivoting from a center-running bikeway to a side-running bike lane on Valencia Street to address merchants' concerns. [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
Bicycling

SFMTA Votes to End the Valencia Center Bike Lane Experiment, But New Curbside Lanes Won't Arrive Until 2025

SFMTA decides to revert Valencia Street bike lane back to curbside design due to controversies, completion expected by January 2025. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Updated Designs for Valencia Curbside Protected Bike Lanes Drop - Streetsblog San Francisco

SFMTA completed initial designs for curbside protected bike lanes on Valencia Street from 15th to 23rd [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
Bicycling

SFMTA Will Consider Ditching the Valencia Street Center-Running Bike Lane Next Week

SFMTA will consider moving Valencia Street's center-running bike lane back to the curb side due to controversies and negative impacts on businesses. [ more ]
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Eater SF
3 weeks ago
SF food

Catch the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Cruising Around the Bay Area This Summer

Hello Kitty Cafe truck touring with themed treats and merchandise
Valencia Street bike lanes not the cause of commercial struggles
Marshall Store opens a new location in Tomales
Chisme's late-night munchies series debuts at Low Bar [ more ]
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