Bike Friendly San Francisco

bike_225The term “bike-friendly city” is tossed around a lot these days, but San Francisco actually earns its label, unlike most others. This city is literally a cyclist’s dream, and although it may be hard to believe, it is about to get even better. Whether you ride for exercise, pleasure or environmental reasons, San Francisco gives you plenty of reasons to put on a helmet and start peddling. Are you wondering just how bike-friendly San Francisco really is? Well, to give you an idea, it ranks 8th in the list of the 50 Most Bike Friendly Cities!

$200 Million Bike Plan

Since 2010, the city has added 25 bike-parking corrals, 20 bike-lane miles and new traffic signals that offer right-of-way to riders. If bike enthusiasts are not already singing the praise of the city over these changes, now a $200 million bike plan has been proposed. This plan includes:

  • More than 50 miles of current paths will be upgraded.
  • Twelve miles of new bike lanes will be added.
  • Twenty thousand bike racks will be installed.
  • Bringing in 2,750 bikes to offer for grab-and-go sharing.
  • Revamp 50 intersections to improve safety of riders.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency feels that the population in general is far too dependent on personal vehicle use. However, in all fairness, residents can’t be expected to adopt a more bike-friendly lifestyle if the environment doesn’t encourage it. This plan will solve these concerns.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Whether you bike to work every day or if you simply enjoy a casual ride on your weekend off, you will appreciate the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. This very unique organization is truly dedicated to making the city a safer place for cyclists. Their site offers everything from safety tips to maps to bike-related events throughout the city.

They will keep you up to speed on construction areas, rulings on proposed projects and available workshops. They even offer maps, locations that provide valet bike parking and places where you can rent a bike trailer.

Bike-friendly Routes

It does not matter if you are new to the area or simply looking for a new place to explore, a ton of bike-friendly routes have been created by the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee.

In addition to endless biking opportunities throughout the city, there are also a lot of places to explore throughout the many parks and secluded areas that will award you with unparalleled views you would not otherwise find.

For example, the San Francisco Bay Trail takes you around Sierra Point, beside yacht harbors, along Colma Creek, through Point San Bruno Park and then around Belle Air Island. If you are after a more challenging ride, North Beach offers a trail with steep hill climbs, but the murals of Coit Tower and views atop Telegraph Hill make all the hard work worth it. This is especially true the second time you go, because you actually know what beauty is waiting for you. Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone to capture some great pictures.

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Joseph Sabeh Jr.

Please let me introduce myself, I am Joseph Sabeh, Jr a full time licensed professional realtor. I have been with Executive Homes Realty for over 13 years and was trained by my late father and Broker, Joseph Sabeh. I recently incorporated the company and we moved the office to 43513 Mission Blvd just last summer. I could not have found a more honorable place to work. After earning my experience selling high end Ralph Lauren suits and studying business management in southern California, I decided to pursue my dream of selling real estate and working with my father. He had already had such an excellent reputation and established a niche market of high end clientele that catered to the very best. I wanted to become the consummate professional just like him and have strived to become just that being just a phone call or email away from getting back to my client’s immediate needs! Known by my clients for my tenacity, perseverance , and excellence in negotia- tion(Certified Negotiation Expert), I have always strived to meet my clients high demands and goals. As a result of my professionalism, I have achieved an extensive portfolio of referrals from past and present clients. I credit my current values from my upbringing of my parents and the credit is due to them without question. Their integrity, pride, and willingness to sacrifice for the better of my life and my sister’s always left a mark on me that one day I will pass on. Their desire to achieve a better life and live it to the fullest is one that some families dream of and I certainly am appreciative of all of the education and etiquette I have learned from them both. I have sold condos up to 3.2 million dollar homes and I am here for any and all of your future real estate needs and wishing you the very best experience in your future real estate endeavors with me.

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