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SFMTA Seeks to Calm Traffic on Scott Street

The corner of Oak and Scott
By Nuala Sawyer - Published on August 27, 2013.
It's been over 2 months since the SFMTA installed a separated bright green bike lane on Oak Street. Extending from Baker Street down the hill to Scott, it aims to create a safer eastbound route between the Panhandle and the much-used Wiggle. In further efforts to make the Wiggle safer and more efficient, the SFMTA will now be turning its attention to Scott Street.

Tomorrow night, the SFMTA will host a Scott Street Traffic Calming Meeting at the Harvey Milk Arts Center, from 6:30pm to 8pm. It will be "a focused meeting of residents" to discuss possible design changes "that would decrease congestion and enhance the livability and safety for residents and for people who walk and bike through the neighborhood." In comparison to the high speeds of Oak and Fell, Scott Street might seem like a piece of cake. However, as a bike vs. car accident just last week proves, it still needs attention: If you live on or near Scott Street and want to get involved with any changes, be sure to check out tomorrow night's meeting. In the meantime, here's one biker's perspective of the journey from Baker to Scott down on a mostly car-free Oak Street:
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