Daniel Canada proves that people of all ages can easily bike anywhere in San Francisco. Here’s what he has to say about biking in San Francisco:
My favorite place to ride is on the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge and I are about the same age (73 this year) and it still looks great and is even stronger than when it was built. I use the bridge for my inspiration. I see tourists who come here maybe once in a lifetime and take pictures on the bridge on any given day, but I get to see the bridge throughout the year.
Living in North Beach and getting to the Golden Gate Bridge used to be a chancy ride, but the new bike lanes on North Point are just great. I had no idea that having a line in the road would make that much difference, but I feel safer and more confident. I’ve also ridden on the green, separated bike lane on Market street, and like the safe feeling of being on the green. Now I’d like to see this extended as far as possible on Market Street, and if the traffic in the city could be calmed down I would enjoy riding in the city a lot more. Of course, physically separated bikeways linking the city would be best for everyone!
I love riding in San Francisco. I like the speed and fresh air, and it’s often quicker than a car and always faster than walking. I have now ridden in 10 Bay Area Counties and have seen lots of great views, however in San Francisco you get great views of the Bay and the ocean…and I never tire of these views.
I hope more people try biking in San Francisco— if I can ride 4,000 miles a year in the Bay Area, then I figure anyone can!