Thursday, May 9, 2013

bike to work day 2013

took some photos on the way to work today. energizer stations and bike counters oh my!

2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

this guy recognized me from my organizing with SF bike party.
2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

wrenching.
2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

intersection of market and van ness
2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

through the foggy (non-purple) haze, you can see SF's very own new bicycle counter.

2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

this guy just wanted to be number 1000, but he was really one of the cheerleaders near the bike counter.

2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

from standing near the bike counter, public bikes' dan and i both noticed that the counter seemed not to be very good at counting when groups of riders passed by the counter. it also doesn't count them if they are NOT in the bike lane. the sensor is just near the bike counter.

2013 SF Bike to Work Day.

baby steps but BIG baby steps for SF's very own bicycle counter! happy bike to work day everyone.

10 comments:

  1. That's pretty neat. We have BTWD as well but its not nearly that sophisticated.

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    1. one day...one day it will be! at least we can hope it will.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Love the happy (bicycling)faces and the bike-counter ... very encouraging.
    My best regards
    L

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  3. a bike counter? shut up, sf! so cool. :)

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    1. come back and ride past it yourself! be counted!! woot. hehe.

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  4. We had Bike to Work Week in April here in Phoenix due to the heat. Very successful but we also had some questions about undercounting, especially on the light rail. A country-wide bike count will soon be undertaken. A consultant has been hired and bike count committee is in the process of making recommendations as to what procedures to use.

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    1. oh yeah? interesting! i'll have to read about that and then see what's going on with the counter here in sf.

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  5. I have also found lot of cyclist friends in my commute to the office today! It was awesome!

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  6. I bike to work almost every day, too. You guys might want to check this out http://www.s3performance.com.au/shop/apparel/road-bike-gear/kevlar-jeans/120303, as these are really good pants for biking. They make decent office attire to boot (perfectly matches with my polo shirts).

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