Give Bicyclists an Inch…

So I am happy to report that construction workers in orange jumpsuits finally installed U-shaped bike racks along Telegraph and 19th street in the Uptown district yesterday morning.

U-rack bike parking, installed Wed 3.18.09 by Foxy, Flora's, Sears and Uptown

U-rack bike parking, installed Wed 3.18.09 by Foxy, Flora's, Sears and Uptown

And what do you know, with eight racks installed on the west side of Telegraph alone, imagine my reaction when a bicyclist went and USED one of these U-shaped bike racks. The audacity! Probably an indie rock fan visiting the Uptown Night Club.

No really, I’m glad these are in and look forward to seeing San Francisco put in actual efforts after they pass their court-ordered “stop date” – a look at SFBike.org shows “1002 days without any new bike lanes.” There are additional bike racks alongside the revamped FOX Oakland theater.

The FOX incidentally is slammin’ inside–very beautiful, lots of fun historical work, comfortable seats, reminds me of the old 3,000 capacity movie theater in SF that starts with a letter “C” that I believe is now closed. I saw a fun music show there called “video games live” a few weeks back. Lots of nice touches for this venue, thank you Developer Phil!

There are also now “sharrow” symbols painted on the now-properly-painted 20th St./Thomas L. Berkeley St. pavement along the north side of ForestCity’s “The Uptown” – a LEED Silver apartment compound/green zone.

Please excuse Google for their slightly out of date satellite map of the area in question.

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