As anyone who’s ridden a bike in SF and needs to get from the east to west side of town will tell you, the backroad route known as “The Wiggle” is the quickest, most surefire way to bypass traffic and hills. And now – in preparation for Bike to Work Day – it has its very own theme song.
If you’re planning on driving Friday night, be prepared when the clock hits 5:30. Tonight, the cyclists take the streets for another celebration of Critical Mass. Motorists will plan for traffic jamming, horns honking, blocked intersections, frustration, and arriving late to any destination. Cyclists will enjoy open road lanes, comradorie, miles of smiles, costumes, and pure genuine fun. Get ready for celebrating the last Friday of the month in style.
While many residents in SF do try to be as environmentally-conscious as they can it’s been difficult to get drivers to give up their cars. After all, Muni is a hot mess and just the thought of huffing on a bike up the steep hills is enough for one to dismiss that idea altogether.
ABC News reports that State Senator Joe Simitian (of Palo Alto) plans on introducing a bill that would allow cyclists who are talking on their cell phones while biking to be fined $20. The logic is that bicycles are subjected to the same traffic laws as cars, and if it is now illegal for drivers to use their cellphones without a wireless device then the same should apply to cyclists.