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Update: Crissy Field Ave repaving

Many thanks to the Presidio Trust for quickly responding to an inquiry regarding the rough pavement on Crissy Field Ave. They said that the plan is to replace the entire stretch in Spring/Summer 2019, which is good news! They are also going to take a look and see if there's any small fixes they can make now.
The Presidio Trust is eager for input and seems really proactive about making improvements for cyclists. So drop them a line at transportation@presidiotrust.gov if you have ideas, and I'll also share their survey link once it goes live sometime soon.

Crissy Field Ave

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Crissy Field Ave is a crucial bicycle link that connects the Golden Gate Bridge with many parts of San Francisco. It is heavily used especially by Marin commuters heading to downtown SF. Previously. this stretch was uphill only with a lane for cars and a dedicated bike lane. Over the summer of 2018 the road was closed to cars and converted into a two-way bikeway. This was a huge improvement for all cyclists: commuters, road racers, mountain bikers on the way to the headlands, tourists riding bikes for the first time in years, etc. Everyone uses this stretch, hundreds of riders every day of the year.
So it's all good, right? Not quite. The road surface is very rough and uneven, and only minimal effort was put into sealing cracks prior to painting fancy bike lanes. The result: an obstacle course for downhill cyclists that results in broken spokes and dangerous dodging maneuvers to avoid the roughest patches.

If you would like to see this section improved, please drop a note to trans…