Nancy Botkin, self-employed Filemaker Developer
How have the Townsend Street bike lanes improved your commute?
I feel so much more relaxed on Townsend with the bike lanes. The presence of the bike lane is like a big sign that says people biking are welcome.
To me, Townsend Street is the no-brainer for the bike network — a wide street with a lot of people walking and biking. Years ago, I went door-to-door to collect signatures and build support for this much-needed bike lane. It was so easy — businesses really understood that bike lanes would make this street better and saw the need for bike lanes on a street with so much bike traffic. We also found a lot of the people who worked on Townsend Street commuted by bike (Room and Board showed us the employee bike parking area!). Read the rest of this entry »