SF--approaching the City via Third St...
Anyone else use Third Street to head into San Francisco from the Peninsula?
This has been my commute route for much of this year; I'm getting really tired of the section that passes through Bayview.
It's not the crappy condition of the roads, it's the fact that too many blocks lack adequate shoulders / road width to share the lane safely with cars and too many meathead motorists along the route think any bicyclist "taking the lane" deserves a bumper up their butt. This is despite the fact there are TWO lanes heading in the same direction, allowing, in theory, safe and easy passing. And yes, I let people by if the lane widens enough to make it safe to do so and I'm not already moving with the flow of traffic.
Once downtown, I notice things mellow out considerably. I suppose this due to the greater number of cyclists in the core city center compared to the outer neighborhoods.
Yes, I just needed to vent.