Central Waterfront: Bicycle Routes
The Central Waterfront is a crucial, flat link in creating continuous, safe, and convenient bicycle connections between downtown San Francisco and southeastern neighborhoods, especially the Bayview. Third Street, which is currently the only through-street from downtown through the Central Waterfront and southward across Islais Creek, is currently designated as a city bicycle route. However, as this street carries swift traffic, and will continue to do so, and with the impending construction of Third Street Light Rail which will leave no room for bicyclists, a convenient parallel bike route must be found. Illinois and Indiana Streets are currently the best candidates. While Illinois is heavily used by trucks, there is no inherent conflict between a truck route and bicycle route, so long as sufficient space is left for bicycles. An Illinois Street bridge across Islais Creek planned by the Port should include accommodation for bicycles.