A new survey by the advocacy group BikeSF and the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition suggests that the city has a serious problem with bicycling.
The Bay Area’s bike share program has seen its popularity rise in recent years, but the new survey shows that there’s still a lot of room for improvement.
The survey found that while the percentage of Bay Area residents who ride a bike has grown from about 15% in 2013 to about 20% today, the number of trips a cyclist takes on a daily basis has declined.
The bike share ridership fell from 9.3 million trips in 2013-2014 to just over 5 million in 2016.
BikeSF also found that bike share rides to work have dropped by nearly 60% since 2015.
And while it’s true that Bay Area drivers are more likely to ride a bicycle than drivers of other major cities, the Bay area’s biking population has been growing, even though the percentage commuting by car has remained relatively stable over the last three decades.
The report also found the majority of people in the Bay, along with nearly all the Bay’s cities and counties, are riding bikes to work, whether they’re commuting by bike or driving.
The study found that most of the Bay City and County residents surveyed (61%) ride bikes to commute to work.
But the study also found residents of the San Francisco Bay area (74%) and the East Bay (65%) are more than twice as likely to bike to work as those in the rest of the city and county.
The BAC has been fighting the expansion of the bike share network in San Francisco since 2014.
The group has been working to get more riders in the city to ride on public transportation.
The group has partnered with Mayor Ed Lee, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Ed Reiskin, City Councilmember Julie Christensen, Supervisor Eric Mar, and other Bay Area officials to launch the Bay Cycle.
But while there are plans to expand the program in the near future, the BAC’s work to build a safe, convenient, and affordable system for riding bikes remains a long way from being fully realized.