photo by sfbike
last friday on the above stretch of market street as i was going to work, i noticed a woman dressed in what appeared to be a SFMTA vest holding a clipboard. she was in the green painted part of the bike lane close to the end of the paint near the crosswalk. as i have the lights pretty timed, i was mainly concentrating on making the light and continuing on my way.
perhaps she sensed my hesitation because she didn't talk to the cyclist in front of me, but rather asked me three questions:
1. would i please participate in a quick survey?
2. on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least safe and 5 being the most safe, how safe do you feel in the lane you are in right now?
3. on a scale of 1 to 5, using the same scale, how safe do you feel biking on green bike lanes?
i was extremely interested in what this was all about, and if she did indeed represent SFMTA. in my quick glance at her, i didn't see a logo of any sort, just yellow and reflective things everywhere.
did anyone else encounter this? if so, what did you say? did you ask her questions back?
please let us know in the comments, and thanks always for reading.