Bike at San Francisco 3rd Street?
Hi! I started biking during college at San Luis Obispo. I recently move back, and my family is now living around Carroll Ave at 3rd Street (Near the place with the park?). We used to leave at Mission near Glen Park, where everyone thing is within walking distance. Now it takes 1-2 hours to get to anywhere by public transport. It is quite depressing, and it feels very unreliable when all I got is the T-car. I give up on biking to Glen Park (From what I see, it is pretty unsafe. Have to cross the highway, too.), but it would be nice to know if I can bike to downtown once in a while.
I know many consider 3rd Street a gangster area, but it is actually not that bad, and I know the area is pretty safe during daytime. It has gotten better with the recent redevelopment works.
But, I have also heard that it is a pretty bad road for biking. I guess it is because it's narrow down by the T-train and a straight road for continuous traffic? Has anyone bike through 3rd street in the last year or so? What are your experiences and advice?