Today is Bike to Work Day in some parts of California, including the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. That means: 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.
Streetsblog will do another open thread like this next week for Southern California, which will mark Bike to Work Day on May 20, so send in your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to these posts. We’ve already seen a few blogs and ride reports, like Cyclelicious’s report on the San Jose VIP bike ride this morning. More to come!
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 […]
New photos added! Yes, it should be every day, but it’s still fun to get out and cheer on or be cheered on in recognition of the general awesomeness of riding a bike. Also, Bike to Work Day/Week/Month is a great way to get people to try riding. People don’t want to be left out […]
For many people, bike to work day is every day. But Bike to Work Day is also a time to celebrate, encourage others, share enthusiasm for biking as transportation, and sometimes pick up some fabulous free swag. Cities throughout the state celebrate on different days, and in different ways. Below is a sampling of some […]
Behold, in the photo above, San Francisco bicycle infrastructure, at the end of St. Charles way, where it deadends at Brotherhood Way in Oceanview. There’s a walking path at the end that leads to Brotherhood Way. There’s a large curb. Exactly what this sharrow marking is supposed to accomplish is difficult to imagine. Perhaps a […]
On Tuesday, Streetsblog followed up on a report from Dan Crosby, a bike commuter who rides the hairball, about how the westbound bike bridge had become almost completely obstructed by the homeless. Streetsblog reached out to several agencies and the mayor about it. And a day later the encampment that was blocking the bike lane, […]