For our very first member profile, we’re featuring Shayan Alam. We met up with Shayan last Friday, amidst the excitement of #SFBatKid. Shayan used Bay Area Bike Share to follow Bad Kid throughout the City!
Name: Shayan Alam
Engineering Manager at Advance Auto Parts
Which neighborhoods do you live and work in?
I live in the “Tendernob” and work in the Embarcadero (San Francisco).
What led you to sign up for Bay Area Bike Share?
There are a lot of bikers at work who have been trying to convince me to get a bike but I don’t have space in my apartment to store one. This seemed like a great way to be able to bike around town without having to worry about where to lock up the bike.
Do you use Bay Area Bike Share to commute to work/school?
I use it to commute to work (on days I don’t bring my dog!)
When else do you use Bay Area Bike Share?
Whenever possible, I’ve used it to meet up with friends and attend events. My coworkers and I have used Bay Area Bike Share to explore new parts of town for lunch, which would be too far to walk.
Any tips for newer members?
Since I’m new to biking altogether in the city, I realize you have to be really watchful of everyone else sharing the road (bikes, trucks, buses, cars, pedestrians). Also Market Street seems flat, but it can be quite a workout!
Fill in the blanks: Before Bay Area Bike Share I would… but now I…
Before Bay Area Bike Share, I would dread having to take the bus, but now I have the flexibility to bike around town and be a little healthier.