Blog / 2014

A protected bike lane in San Francisco

We’ve all seen the lists: Best City to Live In, Best Town to Retire In, Top 10 Safest Cities, but this is a good one! Best City to Live Without a Car. Who doesn’t dream about becoming less dependent on their car, or better, who is thrilled with the idea of living without the burden of a car? 


Bicycle commuting is growing in a big way, as evident in recently released U.S. Census findings, with Washington D.C. and New York commutes as much as doubling since 2009. This isn’t surprising news given the solid investment by both cities in bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, but the overwhelming success of the scheme is definitely heartening! San Francisco isn’t far behind, with an almost 50% increase in commuters switching over to pedal power. Let’s take a look at three of the projects (both complete and ongoing) responsible for this boost.


Fleet Week returns to San Francisco in 2014, bigger and better than ever! From the Blue Angels to the Humanitarian Village and Parade of Ships, there’s plenty of action happening around Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, and all the way out to Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge. The best way to get the most out of this tradition is to rent a bike and cruise along the waterfront!


October in San Francisco has long been locals’ favorite time of year – the sun seems to shine a little brighter, the streets are less hectic, and pumpkin spice everything is back on the menu. There’s so much of outdoor San Francisco to see and do this month, and with the thermometer set to rise into triple digits this week it’s the perfect time to get out there and experience it all for yourself! As always, the best way to navigate the city is by bicycle.


Oh, September in San Francisco, we welcome you with open arms! Sunny skies, smaller crowds and still plenty of daylight hours to enjoy our beautiful city by bicycle truly make this the best season in the city by the bay. One of our favorite bike routes in San Francisco is the short ride between the Two Forts. Which two Forts, you ask? Fort Mason and Fort Point, of course!