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Four Reasons for Bike Riders to Celebrate This Week

Market Street's new pavement and green bikeway; photo by Eric Tuvel

There’s a lot to celebrate in San Francisco this week! So let’s keep it going. If you’re one of the thousands of people who get around SF by bike, here’s four more reasons to be jumping up and down with joy this week:

  1. BART’s bike ban lifts on Monday, ushering in five months of all day bike access. Go visit your friends in Glen Park or the East Bay for happy hour, it’s really quite nice over there. If there’s a BART strike on Monday, then it’ll just get pushed back to the first day BART’s running again.

  2. Bay Area Bike Share announced that memberships for the regional bike share go on sale July 15. Annual passes are $88 and give you unlimited 30-minute trips, just like in New York City and other bike-sharing cities.

  3. Market Street repaving is underway! If you’ve been avoiding biking on Market because of the crumbling pavement and sinking potholes, take a ride down it now! There’s fresh pavement and green paint most of the way, and more coming. The other Market Street problems still remain.

  4. Funding for Masonic Avenue bikeways was approved, meaning this deadly street will be home to San Francisco’s first raised bikeways, as well as pedestrian improvements and 100 new trees. 

It’s going to be an epic weekend in San Francisco. As always, bikes will be your best way to get around. So grab your trusty steed and pedal to all of those celebrations. Be sure to hit up the freshly-paved Market Street on your way!