Maneuvering Market Street

Market Street - SF's main drag, and what a mess! Potholes, taxis, jaywalkers, busses, streetcars... and us - the cyclists! It can prove to be daunting for some, but once you get the hang of it, the only way to do Market Street is in style.
Corseted top

The first day of her visit, I coaxed my cousin Tiffany from Minneapolis to ride up and down Market. All the hustle and bustle nearly gave her a heart attack, but she came out smiling and lives to tell!
Tiffany survives Market Street

If you do it every day, being followed by a large Muni bus ain't no thang.
bug-eyed Muni panda

When all is said and done, however, I do love the improvements to Market so far. The separated green bike lanes (though confusing crossovers at times) make for a safer commute, especially on the blocks closed to cars. I look forward to the day when Tiffany will be able to cruise Market without the threat of vehicular traffic.


lucitebox said...

I really need to know about the corset style top in the first photo. Anybody know who made that? It's AWESOME!

Glad to hear you're all cruising along safely!

Kristin Tieche said...

I know, isn't it amazing? Didn't stop to ask her unfortunately, but wow...

lucitebox said...

Dang. I wish we knew. I love those huge grommets.

I gotta say, I felt funny cycling to the store down the block last night sans helmet. I am not trying to be Preachy McPreachington, and I'm SO glad you're all safe in SF! I must add (rather sheepishly) that everybody looks even hotter in a helmet.

I stop in regularly here. Obvs. today, I'm arriving from my soap box in Chicago ;) I'll get down from that now and continue to enjoy the view.


Kristin Tieche said...

Cool - send us a pic of you on your bike wearing your sexy helmet! Thanks for your readership!

Wallet B. Grundle said...

Your pandas make the world a better and happier place. Just saying.

- A certain panda admin

Kristin Tieche said...

Awww shucks! Thanks, Wallet!