The days have been cool and the marine layer thick, but cars line up for the Balboa Is ferry. Here’s the best way to avoid the traffic, bring your beach cruiser and pass all those cars waiting to board.
Once you get to the pier you’ll see cars circling the parking lot, looking for a place to park. You’ll be confounded, too; there aren’t enough bike racks to accommodate all the cyclists. Too bad for the merchants. In many cities they’ll take a parking space and turn it into a bike corral where in the place of 1 car you can now park 10-12 bicycles. Civilization hasn’t advanced to that level here yet though.