Tube Times Index

  1. Number of bicyclists heading eastbound on Market St. @ Van Ness around 9 am March 15th, 2000: 228 bikes per hour
  2. Increase in number of bicyclists using Valencia St. since the bike lanes were striped: 117% increase (from 88 bikes per hour to 191 bph)
  3. Average age of SFBC member: 38
  4. Percent of SFBC membership aged 40 or older: 34%
  5. Percentage of Bay Area residents who prioritize increasing public transit to fix regional traffic/congestion problems: 76%
  6. Percentage of Bay Area residents who prefer prioritizing building more roads to try to solve traffic/congestion problems: 36%
  7. Percentage of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese: 54.9%
  8. Total costs of diseases associated with obesity in U.S.: $100 billion per year
  9. Percentage these obesity-related disease use of national health care budget: 8%
  10. Percentage of miles travelled by mechanical mode which were by bicycle in 1949 in England: 34%
  11. Percentage of miles travelled by mechanical mode which are by bicycle today in England: 1%-2%

    SOURCES: 1,2: SF Department of Parking and Traffic; 3,4: SFBC membership survey, 11/99; 5,6: MTC poll of 1,850 registered voters in nine-county Bay Area, 2/00; 7,8,9: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3/15/00;10: British Medical Journal, 4/00.