Meet Jenny Shu, Finance Manager at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream in Oakland, who tells the Bicycle Coalition how much she loves the new bike lanes across the city.
I love getting around the city so quickly on a bike. I love to people watch while ride and take in all the action as I ride by. I love getting where I need to go quickly, without having to deal with traffic and parking, two things that cause me a lot of stress.
My favorite ride of the day is my morning commute to Embarcadero BART. I hate getting up in the morning and am not a morning person at all. But I do revel in my 15-minute ride to take in fresh air and get my heart pumping to wake up—like morning coffee, but way better.
The bike lanes I ride on the most are Polk, Eighth, Post, Howard, & 14th St. I’ve ridden the new bike lanes on Townsend, Division, and Market…all great connectors to major neighborhoods.
I love the Market Street separated lane because it gives breathing room from an otherwise extremely high-traffic street. There are so many people biking in the Market street lane that you sometimes have to jockey for space when the light turns green. I’d say that’s a good complaint to have!
For people thinking about trying biking in San Francisco, I’d recommend they pick one errand or a social engagement that’s less two miles away from home. Use the great bike mapping tools available so you feel more comfortable and know exactly where you’re going. You’ll likely arrive in less than 10 minutes and spend no time looking for parking, and then you’ll realize how quick and easy it is to ride in the city!