Thursday, October 29, 2009

Walk to school or bike to school?

The city's Walk to School Day http://www.sfwalktoschool.com/ for the SF Bicycle Coalition inevitably morphs into "an amazing opportunity to increase the number of kids who get to school by bike and foot." (emphasis added)

Walk to School Day at schools all over SF
The SF Bicycle Coalition held a special rally and celebration in honor of Walk to School Day and the official launch of SF's new Safe Routes to School Program on Wed., Oct. 7th at Longfellow Elementary (755 Morse St.). The SF Bicycle Coalition is thrilled to be partnering with the SF Dept. of Public Health, SF Unified School District, SF Police Department, and SF Municipal Transportation Agency to launch the Safe Routes to School Program at five elementary schools: Bryant (Mission District), George Washington Carver (Bayview), Longfellow (Excelsior), Sunnyside (Sunnyside), Sunset (Outer Sunset). 68% of the students at these schools live within one mile, so there's an amazing opportunity to increase the number of kids who get to school by bike and foot. Walk to School Day was Wed., Oct. 7th at various San Francisco Schools. 

More at: sfwalktoschool.com

Read coverage on Streetsblog and SFGate. (http://www.sfbike.org/)

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6 Comments:

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Paul B said...

Hi Rob, Here's a link to a good story. You are so clued out and anti-bike :-) I doubt you'll get anything from this, but here:
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-biking2-2009nov02,0,668242,full.story

Bikes are here to stay and becoming more and more part of traffic.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Of course bikes are here to stay. The question in SF is, How large a part of traffic should they be allowed to be? Should we redesign our streets on behalf of a small minority? What about the rights of the overwhelming majority of city residents who don't ride bikes?

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger murphstahoe said...

"The question in SF is, How large a part of traffic should they be allowed to be? Should we redesign our streets on behalf of a small minority? What about the rights of the overwhelming majority of city residents who don't ride bikes?"


What does this have to do with walking or biking to school?

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

I was responding to the previous comment, moron.

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger Luckiest Monkey said...

No one is trying to take rights away from city residents who dont ride bikes. But what you call a 'small minority' is growing by leaps and bounds every year as people discover what an ideal method of transportation cycling is. The focus now needs to be how to keep this huge subsection of the city's population safe during travel.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, you are, since the whole point of the Bicycle Plan is to take traffic lanes and street parking away from the majority of residents who don't ride bikes. Your sense of goofball entitlement is showing; why on earth do you expect the city to make your dangerous hobby safe? Mommy and Daddy made you safe, but you can't expect the same deference from everyone else.

 

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