Kids at 40 schools this morning participated in San Francisco’s biggest Bike to School Day yet. The level of participation, in the event’s fourth year, reflects steady growth in levels of biking and walking to schools throughout the year. San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) Executive Director Leah Shahum said an enthusiastic group of more than […]
The Rileys on Valencia Street at Cesar Chavez Street, near the start of their long journey to school and work. Photos: Matthew Roth When trying to find San Francisco parents who take their kids to school by bike or on foot, we often hear this refrain: It’s all well and good to ride your bike […]
Here is a list of events this week.
Heading down the 19th Avenue mixed-use bike path (south) into campus. Photo: Randall Orr Surprise! San Francisco has its first new bike lanes in three years, five days before a scheduled court hearing on lifting the bicycle injunction. The new bike lanes are part of the 19th Avenue mixed-use path, Project 8.1 in the Bike […]
Walk to School Day 2007. Photo: SF Walk to School Day Walking to school may seem like an unfortunate casualty of the San Francisco Unified School District’s school assignment system, which aims to desegregate schools by prioritizing diversity over proximity when placing students. But as the school district launches its Safe Routes to School program […]
A very happy bike-riding student at Monroe Elementary School in the Excelsior. Flickr photo: Marc Caswell All morning I’ve been asking myself (and some others) why kids riding bicycles to school is a pressworthy event. Don’t kids always ride bikes to school or have we become so car-dependent that even this sancrosanct part of being […]