Two years ago, after a fact-finding trip to a few bike-friendly cities in Europe, some S.F. heavy hitters came home glowing with good ideas.
Forthwith, the Board of Supervisors approved legislation laying out a goal for the year 2020: that 20 percent of our city's vehicle trips be by bicycle. Hurrah! Also, holy shit! That'd mean an increase of, um, 571 percent.
Sure, biking is infectiously popular here (up 71 percent in five years), but it ain't the Spanish Influenza.