I am quite happy that Bike To Work Day is mentioned in the article. I can personally say that it has been great to have volunteered (with the SF Bike Coalition) on that day for a number of years and along, meet people that were moving beyond cars even before the gas prices were the hot topic. On that note, still makes me happy that people are finding various ways to move around.
‹click photo/title for full San Francisco Chronicle/sfgate.com link›
Bay Area commuters moving beyond cars
by Michael Cabanatuan (Photo by Paul Chinn)
“…In San Francisco, a traffic count by the Municipal Transportation Authority in July found that during a one-hour stretch of the morning commute, there were more bicycles than cars, taxis, buses and streetcars heading eastbound on Market Street. According to Judson True, an authority spokesman, 509 bike riders were tallied compared with 400 cars, 43 taxis and 30 transit vehicles. On Bike to Work Day in May, he said, officials counted twice as many bikes as motorized vehicles…”
‹Photo/Excerpt by San Francisco Chronicle/sfgate.com›
ON THE STREET with Bill Cunningham
How cute is Bill Cunningham, always right on top of things, fashion things anyways. Before the fab mr.Sartorialist, there was (and still is) Bill Cunningham—Photographer for the NY Times.
Super! and loads of brown-brown-brown
Check this week’s NY Times
‹ON THE STREET Colors of the Changing season›
which I have included because Mr.Cunningham is
oh-so-super cute with that bicycle. And it isn’t the first
time he has a bicycle thing going on…
…Previously this year (January 18th) he had a sweet set
‹ON THE STREET On a Roll› which includes bikes
and fashion in that New York winter weather.
Here are some of my favorite items, sold over at handmade-goodyness Etsy™ These shops are all based out of San Francisco-Bay area. Click on the picture or name for their Etsy page, where you can find more of their lovely products and info. All images from their Etsy shop. Shop local, bike local. Happy Friday!
shellmitchell / SF-Bay Area Cozy beautiful mittens for riding!
chewingthecud / San Francisco Shown: ‘I wheelie like you’
katedurkin / San Francisco Cute bags+prints
Introduced by my smurf friend, the spanking-new coffee on the block is Epicenter Cafe. Located in the SOMA, around the corner from Whole Foods (on Harrison between 3rd and 4th). Spacious, bike rack outside and sofas, high tables and chairs so you can sit around and geek out with their free-wifi.
LOCAL BEANS: Barefoot Roasters (based out of San Jose, CA) Yum!!