2016 Member Survey Results

The results of our 2016 Member Survey are here!

Every two years we ask our members to chime in on our work, as well as the big picture of bicycling in our city through our biennial member survey. Member responses guide our work, strategies and efforts for the years ahead. We had record-breaking participation this year, with nearly 1,500 members completing the survey. Huge thanks to each and every member who took it!

And here’s what you told us…


Members ride their bikes a lot.

The average SF Bicycle Coalition member rides their bike daily for transportation and rides for recreation or fitness a few times a month.

For work, fitness or fun - SF bikes!

For work, fitness or fun – SF bikes!

What would get members riding even more?

  • Better streets. More protected bikes lanes topped the list of what would encourage our members to ride more often, with more bike lanes of any old kind a close second.
  • More security for their bike. More secure bike parking and less concern of bike theft would help our members bike to more places.
  • Ability to take their bike on transit. While we’ve seen improvements on regional transit, such as BART and Caltrain, more can be done to make transit welcoming and accessible for people with bikes.
  • Smoother pavement. This is actually on all of us to report unsafe conditions along your commute to 311 or @sf311 on Twitter.
  • Better employer accommodations. Ahem, employers, we’re here help.
The making of a bike box.

The making of a bike box.

Members support our advocacy and want to be represented as a person who bikes. The top two reasons members join or renew is advocacy and representation, followed by the up-to-the minute bike news and the community that comes with being a member.

Members want SF's streets to be safer and more welcoming for everyone.

Members want SF’s streets to be safer and more welcoming for everyone.

What bicycling issues matter the most to our members?

  • Awareness of bicyclists’ issues among SF politicians
  • Spot improvements, such as lights and intersections
  • Secure bike parking
  • Driver education
  • Physically protected bike lanes
Riders on the steps of City Hall advocating for safer streets across the city

Riders on the steps of City Hall advocating for safer streets across SF.

Where do members want us to ramp up our advocacy the most?

  • Driver education
  • Pavement quality
  • Fair and equal police enforcement
We need SFPD's help to achieve the city's Vision Zero goals

We need SFPD’s help to achieve the city’s Vision Zero goals.

Your SF Bicycle Coalition staff is grateful for the input our members provided in the 2016 member survey. By taking the survey, members help guide our work, making our advocacy stronger and more effective.

If you’re a current member and would like to hear more about the 2016 Member Survey and our ongoing work, join us for the Annual Member Meeting this fall. You’ll receive an invitation to the meeting closer to the event. If you’re not yet a member, don’t delay and get your membership rolling today!

Become a member and you'll improve your commute and get discounts at shops across the city.