Thursday, August 30, 2018

Reality-check on the bike revolution

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Who Drives to Work?

Only 0.6% in the US get to work on a bicycle. San Francisco does better than that, with 4% of commuters getting to work on a bike as of 2014 (2015 SFMTA Factsheet, page 3). 

But it took 14 years to get to 4% from 2% in 2000, in spite of continuous anti-car, pro-bike propaganda from City Hall and the Bicycle Coalition.

The annual Bicycle Count Report has morphed into a data dump instead of a succinct manual count of cyclists by actual people posted at strategic locations.

Note this too in the latest City Beat public opinion poll:

Removing traffic lanes in various locations around the city to install bike only lanes: 47% support, 46% oppose.

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1 Comments:

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/27/after-millions-of-dollars-spent-and-hund

 

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