You Can Make Biking B etter in Golden Gate Park By Leah Shahum

Love riding your bike in Golden Gate Park for recreation? Do you use the Park as part of your bike commute? Want your kids to be able to ride in the Park safely? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your input is needed on one of the greatest opportunities we have ever had to improve biking in the Park.

Photo by Mike Smith
The SFBC is developing a Bicycle Improvement Plan for the Park, thanks to funding from the Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority. We will hold several public workshops and a bicycle tour of the Park to ask your opinion on how the Park can be improved both for recreational and commuting bicyclists. Suggestions could range from more bike paths and bike lanes to better lighting for cyclists to more bike parking within the Park. We need to know what you think will make riding safer and more comfortable in the Park, so please get involved:

  1. Join Park lovers at our first public workshop Tuesday, Aug. 27 6pm–8pm at the Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St. @ Cole St. This will be an open house format, so feel free to come anytime.
  2. Check out our website at If you can't make the workshop, please take time to give your input online.
  3. Help get the word out about this planning process. We need volunteers to hang up signs about our meeting and pass out flyers. Call Michael at 431-BIKE, ext. 1 or email
  4. Join our bike tour on Saturday, September 21, to experience the Park on two wheels and to share ideas and suggestions for troubled areas. The leisurely paced tour will meet at 11 am at McLaren Lodge and is expected to last no more than two hours.
The planning process will run through the end of this year, including another public workshop tentatively planned for October. Please get involved!