Sunday, September 8, 2013

San Francisco bike sharing for tourists

Bike sharing is now in San Francisco. Those familiar with bike sharing programs in Europe and New York may be interested in the SF program. For a daily fee ($9), you get unlimited 30 minute rides on a bike. You can pick up a bike from Union Square and return it in Fisherman's Wharf, downtown SF or by AT&T park. No helmets are provided and there is a surcharge if you don't return the bike within 30 minutes.

Because of the 30 minute limit, it won't replace the bike rental shops where you can rent a bike for 3-4 hours to bike the Golden Gate Bridge. And MUNI is a much cheaper ride. But if you just want to ride along the Embarcadero -- it might be worth it.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Bay Bridge span is open

Bay bridge is now open and the new span offers great views of the SF skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge (if not covered by fog). Here's a great time laps video of the bridge being constructed.