Watch: Time Lapse of Market Street Bike Traffic on Bike to Work Day

The SF Bicycle Coalition has released an awesome time lapse video of over 1,000 people on bikes rolling by the Market Street bicycle counter on the morning of Bike to Work Day.

The SFBC’s volunteer photographer Volker Neumann took photos every five seconds with a camera mounted to a nearby telephone pole.

Photos and statistics are great, but nothing shows the potential to grow bicycling in San Francisco quite like the sight of serious bike traffic in action.

  • Anonymous

    The other thing that this video shows is how much pedestrian traffic there is on Market Street and how little car traffic there is.

  • Anonymous

    Market street has the more bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders (though many underground) and possibly even taxi trips than any other street in the city. It’s amazing to see and reason enough to ban private autos right now and to finish the Better Market Street plan and get it built.

  • Richard Mlynarik

    Count the transit lane violations!

  • Did this catch the bike-thief at all?

  • it did. here’s a link to the highest res i was able to pull out of the camera. sadly the thief never faced the camera while he was closer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_CbJqGgGGM

  • For the record the camera captured a photo every .5 seconds. I assembled the time lapse video and the folks at the Bike Coalition did all the editing 🙂 Thanks to Eric for setting up the rig while I had other responsibilities that morning.

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