The Wiggle

It’s a mixed bag, vacationing in San Francisco this week.

On the one hand, there’s excellent bicycle infrastructure, but on the other, it leads to jealousy.

Why can’t we enjoy similar safe bike riding conditions in Newport Beach?

It’s quite a climb up to Golden Gate Park, so we rode The Wiggle, zigzagging our way up to The Haight. It’s safe and amazingly flat!

Like at home, this city is jammed with frantic motorists, but while my wife and I navigate the top tourist spots, everyone’s cool, no horns blow.

I expected fewer cars — what was I thinking? Many streets are busy arterials, like Coast Hwy, MacArthur or Jamboree, but cyclists are accommodated. It’s an inspiration.