Panhandle Bike Path Blocked After Tree Drops Huge Branch

Photo: Rose Maria Cavalho/Instagram
By Camden Avery - Published on July 11, 2016.

The Panhandle bike path has been blocked since yesterday evening, thanks to a fallen cypress limb that went down on the path between Clayton and Ashbury streets. The path is still blocked off this morning with caution tape and orange traffic cones, until crews get to the branch.

The branch went down late in the day yesterday. Thankfully, the Panhandle wasn't completely packed, although it narrowly missed one visitor: 

Other bystanders reported that no injuries resulted from the fall.

The casualty was one of the Panhandle's iconic Monterey cypress trees. Be sure to exercise caution on the Panhandle bike path until the route is cleared—and, of course, caution when picnicking under the park's giant trees.

Jan 22, 2021
San Francisco Twin Peaks

SFMTA proposes reopening most of Twin Peaks to vehicle access

SFMTA staff are recommending reopening more than half of Twin Peaks to cars, despite broad public embracement of the park for non-vehicle recreation. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

$1.9 Million Chinatown relief measure passes Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a relief measure that would pay ailing Chinatown restaurants nearly $2 million to serve up meals for their neighbors in need. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

The Tenderloin used to have a bar where a woman was convalescing in a bed behind a curtain in back

An autobiographical essay titled "The Hard Crowd" by novelist Rachel Kushner, published in last week's New Yorker, offers some vivid snapshots of several long-gone Tenderloin bars, including one with a convalescing person in a bed in back. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Milk Club holds MLK Day tribute at Castro's 'Hibernia Beach' honoring community leaders

Yesterday the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club (Milk Club) held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute at Castro's Bank of America (501 Castro St.), commonly referred to as 'Hibernia Beach,' honoring the civil rights icon and the passing of recent community members. Read More