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Transportation Executives to Discuss Ideas for Cyclist Safety on the Golden Gate Bridge

Transportation executives will hear suggestions on how to make the Golden Gate Bridge safer for people on bicycles.

For many, a bike ride along the iconic bridge is how they start their day. They usually don’t think twice about their safety, but some say they wouldn’t mind seeing changes.

“Wider areas that anyone can use,” said Phil Webster of San Francisco. “It’s quite narrow in some places, especially during construction.”

“Sometimes I wish we were on the other side and the walkers can be on the windier side,” said Sarah Sung.

Some of these ideas are under consideration by the Golden Gate’s Highway and Transportation District. They hired a consulting firm to conduct a study of activity along the Golden Gate. The study’s recommendations were released last year, including allowing electric city bikes, adding more signs to specify where cyclists and walkers should be to avoid collisions, and setting an official speed limit. at 15 mph.

“It seems really hard to enforce,” Webster said of the idea of ​​the speed limit.

“I think getting the bikers to go at a certain speed when they feel like crossing is going to be difficult.”

“People who are not very experienced can travel quite quickly and have a lot of speed,” said Paul Dul of San Francisco. “Speed ​​and inexperience on the bridge can be really dangerous.”

The district will hold a meeting Monday morning to review these ideas and hear from the public before moving forward with recommendations. A district spokesperson said they could start implementing changes by November.

Vehicles are driven over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, United States, Thursday, September 24, 2020. California will phase out sales of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035 as part of its fight against climate change, Governor Gavin Newsom anno

You can submit questions to the district by emailing [email protected]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 1: People walk on a dirt road to view the Golden Gate Bridge on April 1, 2014, in San Francisco, California. San Francisco continues to be a major global tourism destination and has experienced a real estate and high-tech boom

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