06 Sep '11, 8pm

When the people want bike infrastructure, but the government is timid or reluctant, what do we do?

When the people want bike infrastructure, but the government is timid or reluctant, what do we do?

The new Fell Street bike lane. Photo: Elly Blue For the month of September, Elly Blue is traveling around the western U.S. as part of the Dinner & Bikes Tour , talking to local riders to learn about the bike economy and hear their stories over gourmet vegan meals. This week, Blue gets the scoop on bike-progressive San Francisco. San Francisco, Calif.: At the end of 2009, a judge partially lifted a then-three-year injunction on building any new bike infrastructure. Ten projects came out of the gate fast, including a green bike lane on Market Street, a batch of sharrows ("share the road arrows") scattered across the city, and a wealth of bike parking springing up in on-street spaces and on sidewalk's edges everywhere. As we drove into town, it was exciting to see it all happening. But despite outward appearances, we'd soon learn that San Francisco's bike-friendly makeover mi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-09-06-bike-infrastructur...

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