Number and percent of jobs within 1,000 feet of a bike share station
Geographic Unit of Analysis:
|Number and percent of jobs within 1,000 feet of a bike share station, 2011|
|Station Name||Total Docks||Number of Jobs within 1,000 ft. of the bike share station||Percent of SF jobs within 1,000 ft. of the bike share station|
|Market at Sansome||27||64,591||11.0%|
|Mechanics Plaza (Market at Battery)||19||61,782||10.5%|
|Beale at Market||19||56,218||9.5%|
|Post at Kearny||19||45,363||7.7%|
|Clay at Battery||15||39,317||6.7%|
|Commercial at Montgomery||15||35,297||6.0%|
|Temporary Transbay Terminal (Howard at Beale)||23||29,613||5.0%|
|Howard at 2nd||19||23,468||4.0%|
|Steuart at Market||23||23,177||3.9%|
|Market at 4th||19||22,583||3.8%|
|Washington at Kearny||15||21,952||3.7%|
|Powell at Post (Union Square)||19||17,854||3.0%|
|Market at 10th||27||17,389||2.9%|
|South Van Ness at Market||19||15,418||2.6%|
|Davis at Jackson||15||14,648||2.5%|
|Embarcadero at Folsom||19||13,123||2.2%|
|Powell Street BART||19||12,645||2.1%|
|5th at Howard||15||11,468||1.9%|
|Yerba Buena Center of the Arts (3rd @ Howard)||19||11,335||1.9%|
|San Francisco City Hall||19||11,089||1.9%|
|Broadway St at Battery St||15||11,034||1.9%|
|2nd at Folsom||19||10,010||1.7%|
|Harry Bridges Plaza (Ferry Building)||23||9,578||1.6%|
|Spear at Folsom||19||9,204||1.6%|
|2nd at South Park||15||7,547||1.3%|
|2nd at Townsend||27||7,298||1.2%|
|Grant Avenue at Columbus Avenue||15||6,088||1.0%|
|Embarcadero at Vallejo||15||5,559||0.9%|
|Golden Gate at Polk||23||5,525||0.9%|
|San Francisco Caltrain 2 (330 Townsend)||23||4,114||0.7%|
|Civic Center BART (7th at Market)||23||3,859||0.7%|
|Townsend at 7th||15||3,042||0.5%|
|San Francisco Caltrain (Townsend at 4th)||19||2,649||0.4%|
|Embarcadero at Sansome||15||2,057||0.3%|
|Embarcadero at Bryant||15||1,416||0.2%|
Cycling as a driving alternative reduces traffic-related noise, air pollution and congestiona and improves personal health through increased physical activity. Encouraging and facilitating active transportation – walking or cycling - as a form of travel for utilitarian trips is a key strategy for increasing daily physical activity.b Personal health benefits of increased physical activity in children and youth include enhanced cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, body mass and composition. In adults and older adults, strong evidence demonstrates that, compared to less active counterparts, more active men and women have lower rates of all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, breast cancer, and depression.
All bike share locations are currently on or adjacent to the section of Market St. that runs through the Financial District and South of Market, due to hospitable topography, job density, access to local and regional transit and proximity to the bicycle network. This location strategy is intended to support transit users on the first or last mile of their trip. The bike share locations that are adjacent to the largest percentage of jobs in San Francisco are those at Market and Sansome, Market and Battery, and Beale and Market, in the heart of the Financial District.
SFMTA provided the XY coordinates of the bike share stations and the number of docks. The job density data at the block group level was pulled from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics. To calculate the number of jobs within 1,000 feet of the bike share station, a 1,000 feet buffer was created around the bikeshare stations. Job from the block groups that fell within the buffer were summed for each bikeshare station and then divided by the total number of jobs in San Francisco.
The Bay Area Bikeshare program in SF was part of a regional effort funded by MTC to reduce greenhouse gases and address climate change. SFMTA utilized this opportunity to help address the problems of the first and last mile of trips for commuters. Therefore, the stations are grouped mostly in Financial District and SoMa. It is important to note that it takes time to build a robust bike share network and this program is a pilot.
Bike share locations and number of docks from SFMTA, 2014.
Job density data from Longitudinal Employer–Household Dynamics (LEHD) Survey, 2011. Available at: http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/
PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, the Convergence Partnership. Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy. 2009. Ed. Shireen Malekafzali. Available at:http://www.convergencepartnership.org/atf/cf/%7B245a9b44-6ded-4abd-a392-ae583809e350%7D/HEALTHTRANS_FULLBOOK_FINAL.PDF.
Transportation Research Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: Committee on Physical Activity, Health, Transportation, and Land Use. 2005. Does the built environment influence physical activity?: examining the evidence. Special report 282. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board.