Transportation History bike ride in Golden Gate Park

We’ll tour Golden Gate Park using transportation history as our lens to examine how parks reflect the social patterns of a society. The park is where the first reinforced concrete bridge was built, the first drivers license issued (yes, in the whole world!) and other amazing twists of fate. We’ll bicycle to the remains of bridges and railroads and see where bicycling became a West Coast craze.

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Thinkwalks Transportation History Ride

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From Thinkwalks: Golden Gate park is a canvas on which the city’s ambitions were sketched. San Francisco was the first major city on the coast. We’ll discover many firsts in the Park because it was where ideas were tested. We’ll see where a major railroad came right into the park, where the suspension bridge was […]

Thinkwalks: Transportation History Ride

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From Thinkwalks: Golden Gate park is a canvass on which the city’s ambitions were sketched. San Francisco was the first major city on the coast. We’ll discover many firsts in the Park because it was where ideas were tested. The city’s history exactly matches the 160 years of transportation revolutions. We’ll see where a major […]

Transportation History Ride

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From Thinkwalks: Golden Gate park is a canvass on which the city’s ambitions were sketched. San Francisco was the first major city on the coast. We’ll discover many firsts in the Park because it was where ideas were tested. The city’s history exactly matches the 160 years of transportation revolutions. We’ll see where a major […]

Thinkwalks Transportation History Ride

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From Thinkwalks: Golden Gate park is a canvass on which the city’s ambitions were sketched. San Francisco was the first major city on the coast. We’ll discover many firsts in the Park because it was where ideas were tested. The city’s history exactly matches the 160 years of transportation revolutions. We’ll see where a major […]

Transportation History Tour of GG Park (bike ride)

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Golden Gate Park is hewn from dunes and strange historical quirks. The first driver’s licensing program, the first reinforced concrete bridge, the socialite see-&-be-seen scene to show off thoroughbred horse & well-appointed buggy…Transportation history in the Park tells how our world has changed so rapidly.

Outside Lands Bike Cruise in Golden Gate Park

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Come learn the history of the Park, formerly part of the Outside Lands. The term “Outside Lands” became popular when a music festival took the name, but what did it originally mean? We’ll ride from site to site, within Golden Gate Park, in a freeform discussion of history, culture and urban expansion. We’ll celebrate the […]