San Francisco: More bicycles than cars on Bike To Work Day

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Friday, May 18, 2007
By Yokota Fritz

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency reported that traffic counts showed more bicycles than cars on Bike To Work Day yesterday. Bicyclists made up 54% of the traffic on eastbound Market Street at Van Ness, compared to 42% for personal automobiles. The 647 cyclists counted at this location represents at 27% increase over last year. This is also double the normal number of cyclists at this location. Read more at the San Francisco Bike Coaltion.

Even Mayor Gavin Newson borrowed a bike from the local rental outfit and rode his bike for a photo op. "You should see the potholes in this town," the mayor said.

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This a great outcome. The bicycle message is slowly getting through.

DrK - All about Folding Bikes.
FORTUNATELY, Tulsa's Mayor simply exhorted city employees to ride on BTW Day, and didn't even bother to ride herself. She looks ridiculous in spandex.
Wow! Nothing like that here. I really didn't see anything out of the normal around town.

We have a weight loss challenge thing going on at work, and they didn't even mention Bike to Work Week. Lots to accomplish around these parts!
Wow, more bikes than cars. that is like a dream come true for an American city.

Nice BTWD photos Fritz. I am still kicking myself for forgeting my camera.
I didn't notice -- I guess I am too far from the parade grounds.
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