The process of getting a bike park built in a major American city is ridiculous. Even when all the stake holders involved want the project to move forward, the amount of political red tape is staggering. So when a project hits a mile stone like going out to bid, it’s cause for celebration.
Over the last 9 months, we’ve been working on Construction Documents for Phase 1 in various iterations….This has been a long and detailed process for Theresa Zaro our landscape architect, Alpine Bike Parks, BKF Engineering, the MBP Founders and our partners at SFRPD. As you can see in the bid documents, the level of detail needed to build something like this in San Francisco is astounding.
Assuming the bidding process goes as planned, (the Stafford Lake Park went through a bit of drama during this phase a few years ago) construction for phase 1 could begin as early as December.
It’s been at least 8 years since we sat in on meetings over beers at the Zeigeist Bar in SF. 8 years is a long time. I’ve moved away and back and way from SF and the Bay Area during that span of time. Kids in the neighborhood have grown up and moved away. If you read the previous post, Portland, Oregon’s Gateway Green is in the same boat.
It’s nice to see some forward movement on these projects. Stay up to speed by checking out McLarenBikePark.com.