CycleTracks uses your iPhone's GPS support to record your bicycleImagine, a city bicycle network that follows your every move!
trips, display maps of your rides, and help transportation planners
make San Francisco a better place to bike. At the end of each trip,
data representing your trip purpose, route, and the date and time are
sent to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (all data
will be kept confidential). By using CycleTracks, you'll be helping
San Francisco's transportation planners better understand the needs of
cyclists--and you'll get to see maps and statistics of your rides.
"In a presentation to the agency's board ... MTA chief of staff Debra Johnson said that bicycles now make up 75 percent of the morning peak traffic on eastbound Market approaching 6th Street, compared to 60 percent before the trail traffic diversions, an even greater mode share than Streetsblog originally reported. Muni vehicles saved an average of 50 seconds on eastbound Market during the morning peak and midday compared to before the trial.
Based on manual counts, Johnson said average hourly traffic volume on eastbound Market Street, east of 8th Street, declined by approximately 130 vehicles per hour, or 54 percent. On eastbound Market Street approaching Montgomery Street, the decline was much less, at approximately five percent."
The Snitch can report firsthand that the calmer, quieter Northern Market Street is an urban wonder. Buses hiss and groan swiftly along, and their drivers act as if they were cognizant that bicyclists aren't to be considered interlopers on this street. Bus drivers seem less willing to gun their motor to race and cut you off at the next stop sign -- as they do in the rest of the city.