Bike trips increase by 22% in San Francisco

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) bike counter based on Market Street tallied more than 1 million bike trips on the road for this year.

The bike counter is visible and located between 9th Street and 10th Street.

“We are making historic investments in the safety of all of our streets, and we have made Market Street safer for the ever increasing numbers of bicyclists who use it every day,” Mayor Ed Lee said. “And with improved bikeways along 13th, Oak, Fell, Howard and Sloat Boulevard, our bicycle network is expanding and improving. Because of San Francisco voters who are supporting our investments in transportation infrastructure, we will continue with more projects in the coming year along Polk, Masonic and 2nd streets."

This is a sign of significant progress for the city’s bicycling population. There were precisely 1,036,822 bike trips specifically at the location. The 1 millionth trip was detected at 9 a.m. on Dec. 2. This is a 22 percent increase in bike trips from 2014.

“Since 2012, the SFMTA has built 40 miles of safer, better bikeways throughout San Francisco,” Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation, said. “That work might not always be easy or popular, but the 1 millionth bike trip logged by the Market Street counter is a real reminder for us all. There are growing numbers of everyday people who are riding their bikes in San Francisco and they deserve safe streets to bike on.”

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