Raised Bikeway Coming to Valencia Street in San Francisco

A small bit of Valencia Street, one block, is to get elevated

Yes, bicyclists look down on other commuters. Hard not to, when you're looking down from a raised bikeway.

San Francisco is slated to receive its first raised bikeway -- an elevated patch of asphalt that's meant to keep cars and cyclists away from each other -- next year on Valencia Street between Cesar Chavez and Duncan, The Bold Italic reported.

This project is the S.F. Bicycle Coalition's idea, and part of the Mission Valencia Green Gateway series of bicycle improvements, the Web site noted.

In addition to safety, a raised bikeway is also a protectant against "flooding," the Web site noted. Can't be too careful with sea-level rise.

Work on the bikeway could begin early next year and should run until 2017.

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