Yesterday May 12, was the 17th annual Bike to Work Day, and it was the city’s biggest yet!
Bicycling has become even more popular in San Francisco with parents biking their kids to school, neighbors visiting stores by bike and professionals pedaling to work.
San Francisco has some of the highest rates of biking in the nation. Seven out of ten people were riding bikes in 2009, according to a recent poll. The City is boosting bicycling even further with a record-number of improvements, including more than a dozen miles of new bike lanes, hundreds of new bike parking spaces, and long stretches of green, separated bikeway on Market Street, all of which have been added since last year’s Bike to Work Day.
Bike to Work Day 2011 is presented by 511.org and Kaiser Permanente, with promotions organized by the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and county congestion management agencies. For more information on San Francisco’s Bike to Work Day, visit sfbike.org/btwd.
Participate next year with a bike from A Street Bike named Desire!