Rush Hour Bike Traffic on SF’s Market Street

I just scratched my head in amazement as I read of plans that the MTA board in San Francisco voted to eliminate a bike lane for cyclists along Market Street. Obviously those on the board need a video reminder to demo just how busy Market is with cyclists, so I decided to post some rush hour bike footage - in the rain - that I took the last time I was there in October.

Every time I am in the Bay Area I am amazed at the bike traffic on Market. In fact, I can only think of one other place in all the U.S. that I have witnessed denser, steady bike traffic: the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, Oregon (oh and maybe certain sections of the Hudson Greenway.) So the question to ask: why remove a bike amenity that seems to benefit so many's safety? File this as a real curio.