Take a look at the available evidence and the conclusion is inescapable: San Francisco either is or is not a city of cyclists.
Really, it depends on who you ask. Consult the number-crunchers behind the 2011 Census figures, the SFMTA bike count, or the seasonally-adjusted number cited by the Mayor's ... More >>
When Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt launched the Kickstarter campaign for their "Siva Cycle Atom" on Tuesday morning, they gave themselves a month to amass $85,000. When I spoke to Latzke yesterday afternoon, some 54 hours later, they'd raised more than $58,000.
The masses (at least, those among t ... More >>
I ride a bike for many reasons --and almost all of them are boring. Convenience, independence, a desire to be passably healthy and to spend as little money as possible on my own transportation -- all of these factors contribute to make cycling my preferred method of conveyance. These are, with some ... More >>
I wade into the ongoing debate over CEQA, with much unease.
For starters, the minute that I start to explain that CEQA stands for the California Environmental Quality Act and that San Francisco City Hall's administration of that particular law is the subject of a long-running and heated political d ... More >>
No matter the grade of the street, getting a separated bike lane installed anywhere in San Francisco is always an uphill battle -- literally.
On Polk, local businesses have stalled an MTA proposal that hinted at the possibility of a cycle track, decrying the plan's removal of parking as an attack ... More >>
If you have both a car and a vested interest in actually being able to park it somewhere, it's possible you're feeling a little put upon these days.
Indeed, such that San Francisco's War on Cars exists (and don't worry, it doesn't), the last week has seen major developments on three of its fronts.
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Heads up, BART riders: the cyclists are coming.
Once again, BART has decided to temporarily drop its rush-hour bike blackouts and open its (often dysfunctional) doors to pedalers for the morning and evening crush. As seasoned BART riders already know, bikes of the ungainly, unfoldable variety are u ... More >>
I was waiting at a red light last week while on my way to meet some friends after work when a pedestrian in the crosswalk started talking to me.
That, in and of itself, makes for a noteworthy event. Save to signal or, very occasionally, to register my profound displeasure with someone, I rarely int ... More >>
Last week, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill that would require drivers in California to officially recognize that cyclists exist.
Reading from Assembly Bill 840:
This bill would require the [driver's license] examination to also include a test of the applicant's knowledg ... More >>
That seems to be the real question in the debate over the future of Market Street.
And evidently, it's a question that we'll all have a chance to ponder for the rest of the decade; it was announced earlier this month that the project to rip up San Francisco's most important thoroughfare and put it ... More >>
Last Saturday morning, a woman authorities identified as 48-year-old Diane Sullivan was killed while riding her bike along King Street.
As I write this, privy to no more information other than what was widely reported earlier this week, I don't feel qualified to say anything about the accident itse ... More >>
The nice thing about being one of the few people at my office who regularly shows up to work on a bike is that whenever one of my colleagues is puzzling over which bike route to take to the Mission or needs some advice about basic bike maintenance, or wants to tell someone about an especially fun we ... More >>
Maybe you've heard the rumors. Lane-splitting, stop-sign-flouting, tax-evading cyclists have seized control of City Hall.
It's true -- I read all about it on the Internet.
It all started earlier this week when the cycle-sympathizing Quislings at the SFMTA put forth a new six-year plan to dramatica ... More >>