best bike bourg?
The recent issue of Good Magazine featured an article about the best bike cities in North America. To avoid stating the obvious (that Portland and SF top the list), the writer focused more on the lesser known bike bourgs like Austin and Montreal. Since they rated the cities on certain criteria, I thought I would dig up the stats on SF to see how we actually rated according to Good's standards. So here ya go (stats provided by the SFBC and the SFBMA):
SF CYCLE STATS:
6% of all trips in San Francisco are completed via bicycle (From the SFMTA: SF State of Cycling 2008)
128,000 bike trips are made each day in San Francisco (From the SFMTA: SF State of Cycling 2008)
126 miles of bike lanes (each direction counts) and greenways in San Francisco
Bicycle Friendly Community rating: Gold
The SFBMA and friends of generally throw 3-4 Alley cats a month.
I couldn't find stats on how many cyclists attend Critical Mass each month, so we'd be mighty pleased if any of our readers care to shed light on this matter.