Glen Park is set to get new bike lanes — but don’t expect them to be striped until next summer at the earliest.
Superior Court Judge Peter Busch ruled last week that the city can proceed with eight proposed bike lanes — none in or near Glen Park — but will have to wait to proceed with dozens more until he decides whether the environmental analysis recently completed on the San Francisco Bicycle Plan was adequate.
The court’s involvement stems from a 2006 lawsuit in which local blogger Ron Anderson asserted that the city could not implement bike-improvement projects until a thorough review of their impacts on parking and traffic was completed.
For the past 3 1/2 years, the court has barred the city from striping new bike planes and enacting other initiatives intended to make cycling safer and more convenient, such as installing bike racks around town. However, now that the city has completed the analysis, and the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors certified its adequacy, Busch said the city can uncork those projects that would be easy to reverse should he rule later that the environmental review is flawed.
The city is due back in court in June to defend the bike plan environmental review.Don