Tomorrow Is Walk To Work Day In San Francisco

Tomorrow Is Walk To Work Day In San FranciscoPhoto: Flickr/torbakhopper
Jared Schwartz
Published on April 10, 2014
Tomorrow is Walk to Work Day... or as some of us like to call it, "what we do every week when Muni breaks down."

For this annual event, residents of San Francisco are encouraged to put away their Clipper Card, fixie bikes, or solar-powered Segways and walk to work instead. Grab your most comfortable shoes... and don't feel you have to dress like the photo above. Folsom couture is optional (like any day in San Francisco).

You probably have a few questions about Walk to Work Day. Let's see if we can answer them:

"My job is kinda far. I don't think I can actually walk to work without being a sweaty mess. Can I still participate?"

Why yes, yes you can. According to WalkSF, it counts if you walk at least 15 minutes. Which if you time the lights right (or wrong), might be four blocks in some neighborhoods.

"I woke up this morning thinking 'I really want to talk to my District Supervisor in the next 48 hours. This totally gets in the way of that.'"
Walk San Francisco, the organization sponsoring this event, had a feeling you'd say that, so all the District Supervisors will be at certain locations across the city at specific times, ready to walk with you.

"You're kidding, right?" 
Nope! Most of us live in District 5 so London Breed is our Supervisor. She'll be at Ritual Coffee at Octavia & Hayes at 9am on Friday. According to WalkSF, you can share a "coffee or breakfast treat" with her. If she isn't your Supervisor, check this list to find out where and when you can meet yours. 

"I'm pretty competitive. Can I win anything for being the best?"
You sure can. There are three categories in which you can compete: Longest Commute, Most Interesting Sight, and Best Shoe Bling (their words, not ours). To participate, use #Walk2Work on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

"I heard it might hail on Friday. I guess I can't do it?"
Nope. No hail. High of 65 degrees and partly cloudy. Just like every day of the year.

See you out there tomorrow!