SF Bicycle Coalition Actions
Connecting the City
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is making headway on realizing our boldest initiative to date, Connecting the City. This vision, which builds on our ongoing work to complete the City's current bike plan, imagines a complete system of continuous, crosstown bike routes, elegantly designed and separated from vehicle traffic to the greatest extent possible, so that people of all ages, from an eight-year-old child to an 80-year-old grandmother -- and you! -- will feel comfortable and safe bicycling. Read more about this campaign.
Completing the Bike Plan Network
The SF Bicycle Coalition is actively pushing to build, improve and maintain the City's existing bicycle network, focused on the City's current Bike Plan. In June 2009, strong advocacy and countless hours of grassroots organizing by committed members, volunteers and Bicycle Coalition staff convinced the City of San Francisco to adopt its most ambitious Bike Plan. This victory gave the green light to 45 bike lanes -- a near doubling of lanes -- on key streets such as 17th Street, Townsend and Portola. The City is now almost finished with building the projects in this plan. So we are actively working through our Connecting the City campaign to move San Francisco towards its next bike strategy. Read more about this campaign.
Youth and Family Bicycling
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is working to make San Francisco a safer city for family bicycling. We are proud to be a resource for a huge and growing number of families around our wonderful city. Our Youth and Family Biking Campaign includes our work on the Safe Routes to School program, annual Bike to School Day, our unique Family Biking Class series and more. Read more about this campaign.
We are working on expanding the availability of bike parking around the city, including short-term racks and corrals outside, biking at transit stations, indoor bike parking and access and more. Use our resources to bring more bike parking in to your life. Read more about this campaign.
Street Safety and Education
We promote and educate people who are biking, considering biking, or sharing the street with bicycle riders on the rules of the road. We encourage everyone to ride and drive more predictably, more safely, and to ride a bicycle more often, through media, classes, and other outreach opportunities. Read more about this campaign.
We are advocating for the launch of a full scale bike sharing system in San Francisco in 2014, with expansion to the full Bay Area shortly thereafter. A robust bike share system will open up the joy of biking to everyone in San Francisco, increasing business, relieving crowding on our trains and buses and sealing our reputation as the world’s most innovative city. Read more about this campaign.
We’re opening up the Bay Area for biking for you by working on better access to regional bridges and transit. Read more about this campaign.