SFMTA Report Shows Major Increase in S.F. Bicycle Ridership Over Last 4 Years
City Makes Significant Progress in Bike Implementation Plan and Announces Pilot Demonstration December 17 – 18 for New Regional Bike Sharing Program
San Francisco, CA—Today Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni) and all surface transportation in the City, announced increased numbers of people riding bicycles in San Francisco by 58 percent since 2006, according to the Agency’s most recent bike count.
“I’m proud that San Francisco continues to be a leader in promoting bicycling as a healthy, sustainable transportation alternative,” said Mayor Newsom. “With the safer and more inviting bike network we’re creating throughout the City, more and more San Franciscans will start bicycling.”
“The SFMTA is committed to improving bicycling citywide,” said SFMTA Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “As more and more residents choose to incorporate bicycling into their lives, we will continue to build an innovative and comprehensive bike network.”