Thursday is Bike to Work Day, and thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will be pedaling to their jobs. Those of us who have discovered the ease and convenience of biking have plenty of reasons to celebrate: more bike lanes throughout The City, secure bike parking at our workplaces and huge growth in ridership citywide. But even if you never get on a bike, there are real reasons to cheer that record numbers of people are biking in San Francisco. Read More
This week’s question comes from Joshua P. in the Dogpatch, who asks: Read More
“With the gay community’s greater social acceptance, San Francisco’s bar scene has changed,” Local News, Sunday
Gay people fleeing high cost of living
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, almost all Bay Area gay culture consisted of three neighborhoods in San Francisco: Polk, Castro and Folsom. Read More
BART passengers are split evenly on the prospect of allowing increased access for cyclists on the system, according to a new survey.During every Friday this past August, BART waived its normal blackout periods when bikes are prohibited from trains during the morning and evening commutes. During the month, the transit agency polled passengers to gather feedback on whether the program should be continued or expanded in some manner. Read More
Starting in August, BART will ease restrictions on its bike-boarding policy, allowing them on all trains on Fridays.
BART does not allow bikes onboard certain trains during the morning and evening commutes, in an effort to ease crowding. However, the agency is embarking on a goal to double usage rates for bicyclists on its system, and as part of that the agency will engage in a pilot project to allow bikes all day on Fridays. Read More
Some 30 college students set out from the Golden Gate Bridge early Sunday on the first leg of a 4,000-mile cross-country bicycle trip to raise awareness and money for people with disabilities.Along the way, the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers, from colleges throughout the country, will visit organizations that work with the disabled. The group, known as Push America, said it has raised about $600,000 this year, the 25th anniversary of the Journey of Hope ride. Read More
A Craigslist advertisement hawking a stolen bike led to the arrest of two men in the Bayview last week, police said. A stolen bike wasn’t all police found. A San Ramon resident contacted Bayview Station police after seeing his bike being sold on the website. Read More
Cabdrivers and bicyclists — never the closest of friends — could see their rocky relationship get even uglier soon.
Taxis will now be able to drop off and pick up passengers in bike lanes — a move welcomed by drivers sick of getting nailed with $105 parking tickets, but criticized by cyclists who say it will worsen safety conditions. Read More
A proposal to close one lane of busy Oak Street to accommodate bicyclists coming from the Panhandle has critics predicting a parking and traffic nightmare along a stretch of road that drivers from the western part of The City use to reach the freeway.
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Commuting to work in downtown San Francisco on a bike has its drawbacks — figuring out where to lock it up, and risking whether it will be stolen or vandalized.
As bicycling becomes more popular, so does the importance of bike accommodations.
As soon as January, San Francisco’s downtown building owners could be required to allow employees to bring their bicycles into offices, or provide secure storage onsite or within 750 feet of a building. Read More