Greater City Providence

San Francisco left turn bike lane

The Wiggle” is one of San Francisco’s most beloved and cherished bike routes and guides riders the easiest way between two nasty hills.

[T]he SF DOT striped a unique combo to aid cyclist’s safety and sanity. A green bike box on Scott Street – believed to be California’s first – allows riders to safely wait and queue up for a dedicated left-hand turn lane which runs the length of the entire next block.

Via: StreetFilms.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Love the concept! I can’t even imagine the reaction by RI drivers to something this progressive. The signage would have to be far more literal.

    The Bike symbol with the word ONLY in big block letters underneath it?

    NOT A
    (bike symbol)?

  • Never mind, I get it now. The car can proceed through the green box, but only after the cyclists clear it.

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