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.
Streetsblog California has been looking around the state to see how local communities are celebrating Bike Month. Damien Newton did a podcast about Fresno’s activities, and so far we previewed Sacramento’s May Is Bike Month celebration as well as Alameda and Contra Costa counties, on the east side of the San Francisco Bay. Today we look […]
San Francisco’s 24th Bike to Work day did not start out well for District Six Supervisor and Mayoral Candidate Jane Kim. She woke up this morning and discovered her faithful steed had a flat tire. But she got it fixed in time to join a Bike to Work Day Commuter Convoy for a ride on […]
Last year’s Bike Month was subdued for the obvious reasons. And while this year’s Bike Month is not a return to the normal calendar of bicycling related festivities, there are certainly more events, and better programming than what we saw last year when groups were just trying to figure out how to do bicycling events safely.