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@SF_GUV - Um, you're wrong about that. It was thought to be recession-related but the trends parted ways a few years back. Also, in case you haven't heard, San Francisco's economy is doing much better than most of the nation.
Um, it was the Great Recession people. If you back out to just the last few years, car trips are through the roof. Because the economy is back and people are driving to work and to shop etc. Doh.
Look at the MTA's Transportation Fact Sheet to see how unimpressive these numbers really are. In 11 years the "drive alone" category has declined only 2.9%, while the bike-to-work share has grown only 1.2% in 11 years!
According to the DMV, there are more than 458,000 motor vehicles registered in SF, and there were 446,000 registered in 2003.
The real alternative to driving in SF is the Muni system, not bicycles.
Paul, 0.6 is the difference, not the percent change. It's a common mistake. The percent change is likely actually a 10-20% increase in bicycle usage as the rate in SF is 3.5% of work trips being made by bike.
have to pay for Chris "Fairfield" Daly's salary somehow....so the BART fares are to be raised.
This is exciting news. I wonder what substantial, sustained investments in bicycle infrastructure -- and a complete broom-cleaning at MUNI would do.
And before someone assails the reported 0.6 percent increase in bicycle commuting in San Francisco, such a low figure is possible, but it is more likely that the reporter didn't understand the distinction between percentage points and percent change. Does anyone care to look up the original report?
Why do we need BART ticket staff? Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Ferries, no longer saw the needs. State bridge toll collectors will be eliminated for cost effective measures exercised at GGB,GGF.
BART Unions, when will you be investigated for the deaths, murders of those two BART Union employees who had 25-28 years experience
BART Union employees, you want more money for work you don't conduct, like safety checks for trains operations, train tracks third rails etc..
BART Unions, watch out BART riders will be videotaping everyone of you during your so called working hours.
You won't be screwing off crying about how hard you work, standing around texting, smoking cigarettes,
To afford the BART fares, I might have to get a high-qualification job as a BART ticket window person or as the person who sits in the front of the automated train. Sheez.
Coming on the heels of the very public strike, no doubt fare increases are funding more pay increases, versus fare raises to "ensure reliable, safe and clean train service". Amateurish, meaningless press release BART. Riders and taxpayers are smarter than this.
I considered myself a "cycling pioneer" in SF. I've been riding since the '80s, when I picked up a pretty centurion 10-speed at a garage sale for $50. It's been so satisfying to see that all of our advocacy has yielded so many bike lanes, and everywhere lanes have been installed, cycling has increased, AND commercial retail has increased along with it. Compare 4-lane Valencia Street with 2-car-and-2-bike lane Valencia. Traffic isn't really much worse, and retail is going through the roof, which benefits all San Franciscans, so how could this be called anything but a triumph?
Building bike lanes is now a proven way to get people on bikes, just as we now know, after watching vast improvements along the Embarcadero and in Hayes Valley, that tearing down freeways benefits neighborhood commerce and real estate values.
The City has a transit/ped/bike-first policy. I wish SFMTA had the stuff to make more REAL substantive changes, and stop listening to a few whiners who blame bikes for their being stuck in traffic, conveniently forgetting that they're adding to the problem, not the solution.
I sure hope the board has factored in pay raises for all those hardworking underpaid BART employees. The public is pacing back and forth worried sick for their well being! Maybe we should just raise prices every year just to make sure the button pushers have a everything they can dream of!
It's so much easier finding a parking place now that SFMTA has removed hundreds or maybe thousands of parking places in the city an placed meters on every square inch of space that they can. I've also noticed how much more smoothly traffic flows and the reduction in pedestrian accidents. Drive up seventh avenue, or go west of Portola Drive or east on Bryant Street or east on Geneva and you'll see all the improvements that are a result of all the new bikes here. And I do so much appreciate all the money that bikers in SF have contributed to the "improvements" they have lobbied for.
This is a great TEMPORARY solution.
The real problem is why the N train doesn't serve the entire line. It is regularly "turned around" and riders booted off and stranded in West SF.
The western portion should be undergrounded and train service provided the entire N line. It shouldn't take one hour to travel 7 miles from one end of SF to the other. (7 miles per hour!??)
"Even if you hate cycling and only want to drive, every statistic indicates that more bike lanes means more cyclists, fewer car owners, more parking, less traffic, and less likelihood that you will kill a cyclist with your car. How can you oppose this so vehemently?"
It's not that I oppose bikes, it's that the city is (once again) being dragged around by a minority interest group - the SF Bike Coalition. How much have we spent on green bike lanes that could have instead been redirected toward public school supplies or teacher salaries?
Perfect example of the tail wagging the dog.
Fourteen years ago I voted against the DPT and Muni merging to become the SFMTA and lost that vote. I stand by my vote in 1999 that the City of SF is not in a better place now with the SFMTA or Ed Reiskin because it's clearly evident the SFMTA's main objective is to improve and expand the bicycle infrastructure by taking away traffic lanes and parking spots for motor vehicles.
I see no evidence bicycling reduces traffic or eases pressure on street parking. When bike ridership totals less than 4% how does removing traffic lanes and parking a street calming effect for anyone who drives a motor vehicle?
Although there may be an increase in bike riders there is a decrease in support for the bicycle coalition, and the public is fed up with the MTA dictates. Muni riders are up in arms over plans to cut major Muni lines. Even the MTA Board and the Planning Commissioners are questioning some of there plans. SFMTA wants 3 billion dollars more out of our pockets. Get real! Time to send those people packing. Help us by signing the Stop SFMTA petition. We managed to stop the expansion of parking meters with the help of all your support, now we are on to the next battle. All your comments go directly to the city officials. Your identity is private. Let the city officials know how you feel about the road diets and what you think of SFMTA's parking management and traffic ticket appeals process: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-sfmt…
"Should I assume there were 200 bike riders back in 2006 and that today there are a whopping 392 bike riders...? If so, who cares? [...] Let's talk real figures please."
17% San Franciscans take a trip by bycicle at least once per week.
40% own or have access to a bicycle.
As a share of total trips, cycling grew twice as fast as public transit in the past decade. (1.2% vs. .5%)
"The if-you-build-it-they-will-come argument isn’t very convincing when motorists stuck in traffic witness empty bike lanes on a daily basis."
34% of non-cyclists say they will never change their mind, but 20% say that they would cycle more if there were more bike lanes.
"Do bike lanes provide an alternative to driving or are they just a place for bikers who don't own a car to ride?"
20% of frequent cyclists and 30% of infrequent cyclists say they would drive a car if they weren't able to bike.
85% of cyclists have a car, but only 47% percent of frequent cyclists have a car.
Even if you hate cycling and only want to drive, every statistic indicates that more bike lanes means more cyclists, fewer car owners, more parking, less traffic, and less likelihood that you will kill a cyclist with your car. How can you oppose this so vehemently?
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