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A new law took effect January 1 allowing streets with dining and retail to lower their speed limits, and San Francisco wasted no time implementing this on seven retail-heavy streets.
The signs protecting the city's new network of car-free streets have been repeatedly vandalized, graffitied and hit by cars.
The new round of work, fixing a problem discovered during the last excavation of Haight Street, should take about three months to complete.
"It’s happening," District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston wrote on Twitter.
With the bike lane delayed, advocates say the Panhandle path is "crowded and unsafe," and makes social distancing impossible.
Reduced area traffic gave crews the opportunity to accelerate work and push up the expected completion date on the long-running project.
Lyft, Bay Wheels' parent company, is currently running a neighborhood survey on where the three new bike docks should go.
The new westbound bike lane on Fell is intended to take pressure off the Panhandle's crowded mixed-use path.
Starting this week, some streets will be closed to through vehicle traffic in order to prioritize walking and biking as well as to provide more space for social distancing.
A possible bright spot for some local businesses in the Haight: some of the most disruptive work is underway while businesses are already closed by the shelter-in-place order.
Construction is back in full gear, with some blocks being closed off for work.
SFMTA hopes the new safety features will help reduce injuries in the busy, high-speed traffic corridor.
Most of the project will be completely dormant from Thanksgiving through New Years, in a concession to local merchants hit hard by the traffic disruption.