City Unveils Permanent Adaptive Cycling Program, San Francisco, CA, 2022 City Unveils Permanent Adaptive Cycling Program, San Francisco, CA, 2022
5 minutes Date Launched: Apr 1, 2022 Date Ended: Oct 31, 2022 Dates given are approximate. Pilot Project Timeframe: 6 months
Credit: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), in partnership with the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) and the city’s Recreation & Parks department launched a free permanent adaptive cycling program at Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway. This program offers a large collection of handcycles, recumbent bikes, side-by-side tandems, and other adaptive vehicles for riders with physical and sensory disabilities. The program runs from 1 PM to 4 PM on Saturdays, and users can reserve vehicles by contacting BORP via phone or email. BORP staff will be on-hand to train and assist riders.
This program follows a 2021 adaptive bikeshare pilot in the area, which was very popular among participants. Adaptive bikeshare programs like SFMTA’s can provide a fun recreational mode as well as a much-needed mobility option for persons with disabilities.
Last updated July 21, 2022