August 9, 2022

Olympia Travel

Olympia Travel Tips

What can San Francisco learn from other world-class cities? Residents share ideas from global travel

When Vincent Korta visited his family in Paris this summer months, he frequently turned to Google maps on his phone to see the quickest way to get to his upcoming vacation spot. Travel, wander, consider general public transit or bicycle?

Practically just about every time, he said, the app recommended bicycling. He often took the advice — and he could not believe how bicycle-helpful Paris experienced become since a previous excursion 3 several years back.

That city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has transformed Paris by adding far more than 180 miles of bike lanes, growing bike share applications, reducing a lot of parking areas, lowering the pace restrict to 18 mph on a lot of roads and turning some streets into pedestrian promenades together with together the correct lender of the Seine. She started out the work right after her election in 2014, but the pandemic spurred her into superior equipment, and Korta praised the outcomes.

He was just one of scores of Chronicle viewers who shared stories of current travel overseas soon after I described the joy of using London’s new Elizabeth subway line — quicker, more recurrent, cleaner and far more roomy than Muni or BART could ever hope to be.