Interview with Chris Daly
Big Wheels: See Who's Riding Now
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 6
Tube Times: Why do you ride?
Chris Daly: Bicycling is the most convenient way to get around the District. It is also fun, good exercise, and good for the environment!
TT: What's your commute?
CD: Home to work is really short — just up Market Street to Van Ness. I often have community meeting in different parts of the District and sometimes across the City, so I get to check out bicycling in different neighborhoods as well.
TT: How long does you bike commute take you?
CD: 6 minutes door to door.
TT: How long would it take you if you drove?
CD: About 10 minutes. Walking? 15 minutes. MUNI wouldn't make sense.
TT: How did you start bike commuting?
CD: I started back in the mid-90's. I didn't have a car, lived in the Mission and took Muni or BART. A friend used a bike to get around, and it made a lot of sense to me, so I bought a bike.
TT: What's the best part of your commute?
CD: Market Street bike lanes!
TT: Worst part?
CD: Van Ness!
TT: If you could change one thing about biking conditions, what would it be?
CD: Less rain.
TT: Do you encourage others in your life to bike?
CD: I have been trying to get my wife on, but I think she's still a bit freaked out about a nasty accident that I had in the late 90's.
TT: What kind of reaction do you get when others find out you bike to work?
CD: Folks are generally supportive. Some wonder how I bike in a suit!