Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 18th, 2007 at 12:13 pm
Newsom on Bike to Work Day.
San Francisco is making a serious run at Portland to become the most bike-friendly big city in America.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) reports that according to their municipal transit agency, there were more bikes than cars during yesterday’s commute into the city. Here’s the blurb from the SFBC website:
“The number of people bicycling on Bike to Work Day this year on Market St. increased 27% over last year, according to counts taken by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency today…
Bikes made up 54% of the overall eastbound traffic during this hour on Market St., while personal automobiles made up 42% of traffic.“
Also yesterday, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled an ambitious list of milestones to improve bicycling in the city. Dubbed the “Bike SF 2010 Milestones”, the announcement marks the city’s,
“…first-ever comprehensive roadmap of goals and target dates to measure San Francisco’s progress in making bicycling a routine transportation choice for residents and visitors.”
National Bike Summit.
Leah Shahum is the leader of the SF Bike Coalition. She says,
“When we meet these goals, San Francisco will be the most bike-friendly big city in the country,”
I met Leah at the National Bike Summit and I wouldn’t bet against her.
Now the question is, where will Portland be in 2010?
[Hat tip to Cyclelicious]