More Views of Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day 2016 at San Francisco City Hall
Bike to Work Day 2016 at San Francisco City Hall. Photo: Streetsblog

Thursday was Bike to Work Day in many parts of California, including the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. That meant: lots of bikes on the road—maybe more than usual, maybe not—but also lots of smiles, bike-bell-ringing, and high fives all around for everyone who chooses to use this most environmentally friendly way to get to work and everywhere else. And not just one day a year.

However, on this day we get to make a big noise about how great it is to be able to bike to work and how much better it could be. Here are more photos of the event from around the Bay Area.

We’ll start with the East Bay, where no fewer than THREE ribbon cuttings on new bike facilities got the day started off right. That’s on top of the Telegraph Avenue protected bike lane ribbon cutting that took place two days ago—is this a record? Probably.

Plenty of pictures after the jump.

Dave Campbell of Bike East Bay, with the mic, telling councilmembers Jesse Arreguin, Kriss Worthington, Lori Droste, and Laurie Capitelli, from left, that the Fulton Street bike lanes broke "the land speed record" for quick implementation. The Council gave final approval on Tuesday night, and the lanes were painted Wednesday. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Berkeley: Dave Campbell of Bike East Bay, with the mic, telling councilmembers Jesse Arreguin, Kriss Worthington, Lori Droste, and Laurie Capitelli, from left, that the Fulton Street bike lanes broke “the land speed record” for quick implementation. The Council gave final approval on Tuesday night, and the lanes were painted Wednesday. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

 

Staff and councilmembers cut the ribbon on the Fulton Street parking separated bike lanes. It took a bad accident, but the city responded in record time. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Berkeley: Staff and councilmembers cut the ribbon on the Fulton Street parking separated bike lanes. It took a bad crash, but the city responded in record time. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

 

This family rides Fulton Street to school every day. "This wasn't here yesterday!" said mom, with delight. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
This family rides Fulton Street to school every day. “These lanes weren’t here yesterday!” said mom, with delight. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

 

Emeryville Councilmember Ruth Atkins and Mayor Diane Martinez listen to Bike East Bay Advocacy Manager Cynthia Armour thank Emeryville for its leadership on bike infrastructure. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Emeryville: Councilmember Ruth Atkins and Mayor Diane Martinez listen to Bike East Bay Advocacy Manager Cynthia Armour thanking Emeryville for its leadership on bike infrastructure. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

 

Councilmember Ruth Atkins takes a spin on the new, beautifully landscape-protected, two-way cycletrack. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Emeryville: Councilmember Ruth Atkins takes a spin on the new, beautifully landscape-protected, two-way cycletrack. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

 

Bike to Work Day, San Francisco. Photo: Roger Rudick/Streetsblog
San Francisco: Smiles on Bike to Work Day. Photo: Streetsblog

 

McCarthy shakes hands with Mak Gill, a nurse at SF General Hospital. Photo: Roger Rudick/Streetsblog
San Francisco: SF Bicycle Coalition Interim Directory Margaret McCarthy shakes hands with Mak Gill, a nurse at SF General Hospital. Photo: Streetsblog

 

Another city, another ribbon to cut: Bike East Bay executive director Renee Rivera, on the left, joins Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Piedmont councilmembers Tim Rood and John Chang to officially open bike lanes on Grand Avenue connecting Oakland and PIedmont. Photo: Chris Hwang, WOBO
Another city, another ribbon to cut: Bike East Bay executive director Renee Rivera, on the left, joins Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Piedmont councilmembers Tim Rood and John Chang to officially open bike lanes on Grand Avenue connecting Oakland and PIedmont. Photo: Chris Hwang, WOBO

 

There is plenty of room fr bike lanes on Grand Avenue now that the road has been slimmed from two lanes in each direction to one each, plus a median. This new configuration makes better use of the roadway than giving cars ways to speed around eachother or double park. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Oakland/Piedmont: There is plenty of room for bike lanes on Grand Avenue now that the road has been slimmed from two lanes in each direction to one each, plus a median. This new configuration makes better use of the roadway than giving cars room to speed around each other or double park. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

 

Berkeley: The Fulton Street lanes end after two blocks, sending bikes back out to share the less-hectic lanes just south of where February's crash happened. It's back to reality, folks, with a taste of what could be done. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Berkeley: The new Fulton Street lanes end after two blocks, sending riders back out to share the less-hectic lanes south of where February’s crash happened. It’s back to reality, folks, but after a taste of what biking could be like. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Bay Area Set for Its Biggest Bike to Work Day Yet

|
Bicycle coalitions around the Bay Area will be rolling out the red carpet for bike commuters for the 17th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) this Thursday with energizer stations, commuter convoys, after parties, and other fun events. As cycling continues to grow throughout the Bay Area, bicycle advocates and city officials are expecting it to be the biggest […]

Around the Bay on Bike to Work Day

|
Flickr photo: kate at yr own risk With excitement building over the anticipated lifting of the Bicycle Injunction this summer, and hope that crews will soon begin work on priority street improvements throughout the bicycle network, advocates in San Francisco are expecting record numbers for the 15th annual Bike to Work Day tomorrow. The SFBC […]
Jay Walder and Darlene Gee at SPUR Oakland. Photo: Streetsblog

SPUR Talk: Bike-Share and the Transportation Revolution

|
Last night, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) and Young Professionals in Transportation hosted a talk and discussion about bike-share and the transportation changes taking place in our cities. The event, which was held at SPUR’s Oakland location, featured Jay Walder, the CEO of Motivate. One of many items that stood out: […]