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Bike Commute Diaries: A San Francisco Treat

24 Jan

My commute on Tuesday had me waiting on the wrong-way Caltrain platform with a zone upgrade in hand. In 45 minutes I was in San Francisco, pedaling up the Embarcadero for a business meeting at our advertising agency. I locked my bike to a rack on the street in full view of our conference room and walked inside.

During my meeting, three employees in this small shop rolled in on their bikes, and I met the agency president who commutes by skateboard. After the meeting I rode back to Caltrain, and left my heart in San Francisco.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

9 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: A San Francisco Treat

  1. Ezra

    January 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    That sounds amazing, you gotta love an agency president rolling up on a skateboard.

     
    • ladyfleur

      January 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      It gets even better. He rides his bike from home to the Berkeley BART station, locks his bike in the secure bikestation, grabs the skateboard he stores overnight in there, hops on the train to SF and then skateboards 3/4 mile to the office. Pretty awesomely efficient, huh?

       
      • Ezra

        January 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

        Hahah, that really is great. Sounds like a really fun commute–bike, train, board. It’s cool to see people utilizing all of the different ways that you can get around. Thanks for sharing the story!

         
  2. Ian

    January 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Just wondering about those beautiful ferries. Where do they go?Are they bike friendly?

     
  3. ladyfleur

    January 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    The ferries are in general very bike-friendly. I’ve taken them with bikes from Sausaliton and Tiburon in Marin County (north of SF). There are also routes to SF from Larkspur (Marin), Vallejo (south of Napa), Oakland and Alameda (east of SF) that I’m pretty sure allow bikes too.

    In this post, there’s are photos from the Tiburon/Sausalito/SF ferry, including the bike rack: http://wp.me/p1sDc4-482

     
  4. anniebikes

    January 25, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Truly multi-modal company – I love it.

     
  5. georgie

    January 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Oh I’d kill for that commute. Already missing my favourite city and it’s only been 3 months.

    Love that guy’s commute – how much fun does that sound. Every day. Wow.

     
    • ladyfleur

      January 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      I love that it’s the president and general manager that’s commuting this way instead of in a luxury car.

       

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