The Duboce Bikeway is the gateway to the popular bike route, the Wiggle. Named for the way it directs cyclists around the hills of San Francisco, the Wiggle routes cyclists through the Lower Haight neighborhood and Golden Gate Park before ending at Ocean Beach on the Pacific Ocean.
The Duboce Avenue Streetscape and Bikeway project is San Francisco's premiere car-free public space. Located in San Francisco's Castro District between Church and Market Street and adjacent to the J and N MUNI streetcar tracks, the project transformed a stark and run-down right-of-way behind a Safeway retail complex into a vibrant bikeway and pedestrian walkway.
What makes this bikeway so unique is the 6,000 square foot mural that runs the entire length of the back wall of the Safeway. Designed by Mona Caron and commissioned by the City of San Francisco Bike Program, the mural received the Precita Eyes Best New Mural 1999 Award.
TE funding amounting to $410,000 was used to convert this portion of Duboce Avenue from motor vehicle to bicycle use. In addition, funds paid for landscaping and interpretive signage. The project received a local match of $250,000.
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