Bicycle commuting to work is good for the biker and good for the community. National Bike Month spreads knowledge and incentive to potential bike commuters. Hundreds of U.S. cities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuters by offering enticements on Bike-to-Work Day. San Francisco is a bicycle friendly city.
A study published by the San Diego Association of Governments showed that one out of five people who participated in their Bike-to-Work Day promotion as first-time commuters became regular bike commuters.
San Francisco hosts numerous bike events during National Bike Month. On Bike-to-Work Day they set up energizer stations all over the city so that people can stop in on their morning and evening commutes. The energizer stations contain food, red blinky lights and reflective leg bands.
As a San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney I promote safe bicycle commuting to work or school as a healthy and cost-effective means of transportation. I’m a proud sponsor of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and member of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition as well, and we support Safe Routes to Schools and other pro bicycle and pedestrian organizations. We do our part by making those who violate the law and harm bicyclists accountable, by making careless or overly aggressive motorists accountable and by making those who maintain dangerous roadways and dangerous bicycle products accountable.
Accountability is the key to changing bad behavior. If we can make bicycle riding in the San Francisco Bay Area safer, then we will encourage more bicycle riding. The primary goal of bicycle coalitions as I see them is to promote safe bicycling as a viable form of daily travel as well as recreation.