San Diegans Celebrate 'Bike To Work Day'

Cesar Mills
May 19, 2017

While most local residents drove their cars to work Thursday morning, several hundred people in and around Burbank made a decision to ditch their motor vehicles and ride a bicycle or walk.

The city of Watertown will celebrate Bike to Work Day on Friday.

"This is our way of inviting people, who live within manageable biking distance from downtown, to try biking to work", said John Bennett, executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

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A bike-to-work movement has gained momentum over the past few years. "They do it because it's the most affordable way for them to get around, or they don't have a auto, or have other reasons why they don't drive".

Participants should be mindful of bicycle safety principles.

May 17, 2017 Bike to Work Day Station Map from Bike Anchorage. Many communities are building bicycle-friendly infrastructure, and drivers must remain attentive when driving and take extra care when approaching bicyclists as the warmer spring months lure people outdoors. Since 2013, the city has added nine miles of protected bike lanes including on Plymouth Avenue N., 3rd and 11th avenues S., SE. "As an advocate, we'd wish they were doing more, but at least they have a plan in place and whenever there's a new project or a street is repaved, they're looking at options of making it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists".

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