Judy Chow teaches at Ulloa Elementary School. She’s one of hundreds of San Francisco teachers who bike to school. We caught up with her to find out about how her commute is, what her students think, and how she likes the new Sloat bike lanes.
How long have you been biking to school?
I have been biking to school for 10 -12 years.
Why did you start?
A colleague of mine was biking and I thought I give it a try. So I started biking to and from school and that was it. I was hooked and love how energetic I felt.
What’s one fun story from your bike ride to school?
When I ride I see many Ulloa students walking to school with their parents. Later at school they would say “Ms. Chow I saw you riding your bike!” Then there was the time it was raining, the students would ask, “Are you riding your bike?” I mention getting a little rain or getting wet isn’t too bad. I dry off when Iget home. Many would comment how they ride their bike around where they live. Many students know me as the teacher who rides her bike to school all the time.
How do you see the new bike lane improvement to Sloat Blvd affecting biking in the Sunset?
I glad that the bike lane has been put in. We have so many bike riders who can now ride on Sloat to Lake Merced and out to Skyline. I can’t wait for the bike lane on Skyline. It definitely makes it safer for the people biking. Thank you, we truly appreciate it!