San Francisco’s Wiggle Bike Route is Over Capacity, Right? – Here’s What It Looks Like to Take the “Northern Wiggle” to McAllister

Instead of taking Oak to the Wiggle bike route when you hit the eastern part of the Panhandle, why not take the “Northern Wiggle” route to Mcallister the next time you need to get downtown?

So, from around Masonic and Fell, take the flattest route you can find to get to Fulton and Divisadero, then go one block uphill to McAllister, then ride all the way down to Market Street with a minimum of red lights and cops.

Thusly:

That’s how you do it…

Oh, and you know, those jaywalking pedestrians are a pain, right? Somebody ought to “outreach” them, “educate” them on how to walk, huh?

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2 Responses to “San Francisco’s Wiggle Bike Route is Over Capacity, Right? – Here’s What It Looks Like to Take the “Northern Wiggle” to McAllister”

  1. zyzzyva says:

    McAllister is the safer option, but if you really want to fly across town uninterrupted, go one block further up to Golden Gate. When the light turns green for GG at Divis, count to twelve, then make the turn and fly down the hill. The one-block descent will give you enough speed to keep up with the cars. There are no stop signs and the lights are nicely synchronized, so as long as you can maintain your speed you will FLY all the way to Hyde. Don’t go too fast, though, or you’ll get stopped at Gough and be stuck in no-man’s-land.

    It’s not for the faint of heart. If going 30mph down a typically-potholed city street in three lanes of traffic isn’t your cup of tea, stick to McAllister.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yeah, testify. good point. That will work inbound, that’s true. I’ve tried the Broadway and Geary tunnels, so I’ll give GG a shot one of these days, but I’ll probably want both hands on the handlebars…

    I also could have mentioned Oak, which also can work well inbound.

    Outbound-wise, McAllister to Divis climbs about 20 feet more than the Wiggle but it’s a third of a mile shorter and you don’t have to deal with waiting at Octavia Blvd…

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