Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bikes taking more than their fair share of Bay Area transit

I found this one of the most cogent observations about Bay Area bikes-on-transit that I've ever read:
"Bicyclists are over-represented among Bay Area transit users
_because transit is presently so sparse_. While they will always
be important users, it is silly to view all transit decisions
through the lens of bicycle usage, as though these users will
always be as over-represented as they are now. They won't be. They
will decline, percentage-wise... assuming well-planned transit projects move forward."