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.
The SF County Transportation Authority issued a new report Monday to guide the expansion of Bay Area Bike Share, which sees 90 percent of its rides in San Francisco, despite the city encompassing half of the system’s bikes and stations. Among the recommendations in the “Strategic Analysis Report” [PDF] is giving the SFMTA greater independence to […]
Bay Area Bike Share will expand to a 7,000-bike system over the next two years and venture into Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville. San Francisco’s system will dramatically increase to 4,500 bikes, and San Jose’s will expand to 1,000. The mayors of all five cities announced the expansion today along with Motivate, the system’s operator (formerly known as […]
The official launch date for Bay Area Bike Share is Thursday, August 29, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced today. The BAAQMD corrected the August 28 date announced yesterday by the Valley Transportation Authority and reported in some media outlets. In a statement, Mayor Ed Lee called the launch “the first step in our […]
Feast your eyes: downtown San Francisco has officially been begrimed by Bay Area Bike Share stations. Crews began installing them yesterday in preparation for the five-city launch Thursday of next week. The SFMTA’s Livable Streets team has a photo album going on its Facebook page. If you spot any more, feel free to post pictures in […]