SFBC Biker Bulletin
September 26, 2005
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HEARING FOR 14th ST. BIKE LANES MONDAY
It's time to turn out the support for our proposal for a new bike lane on 14th St. between Market and Dolores Streets. Sure, it's only a few blocks, but anyone who bikes in the area knows what a significant gap this is in the Bike Network. Special thanks to Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who introduced this bike lane legislation as a 6-month trial period. If you want to see the 14th St. bike lane proposal approved, please come to this important public hearing of the Board of Supervisor's City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee on Monday, October 3rd at 1pm in City Hall room 263. Questions? Contact Leah at email@example.com
TUBE TIMES FOLDING PARTY WEDNESDAY
Love to fold? Help us get 5,000 Tube Times out the door! SFBC is hosting the Tube Times Folding Party on Wednesday, Sept 28, starting at 5pm. The perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening! Your hands and help ARE needed. We spring for pizza. All happening at the SFBC HQ 995 Market St. Suite 1550 from 5pm til the job is done. Bring your bike up! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW BIKE LANE BEING STRIPED IN GOLDEN GATE PARK
As we speak, Golden Gate Park is being made a bit safer & more inviting for bicyclists. A new "counter-flow" bike lane is being striped this week on Conservatory Drive East, between Arguello & JFK Drives. This is a bike lane in the opposite direction of the traffic lane, a standard used in many other cities and new to San Francisco (except for a short stretch in the Presidio). Check it out, and let us know what you think! Special thanks to Mike Sallaberry, of the city's Bicycle Program, and the city Recreation & Parks Department.
TIME RUNNING OUT TO TELL GOVERNOR: NO TOLLS ON BICYCLISTS & PEDESTRIANS
We're gaining support every day for Assembly Bill (AB) 748, which would prohibit tolls on bicyclists and pedestrians on highways and bridges. Last week, the American Lung Association's SF chapter joined our campaign to prohibit bike/pedestrian tolls, including the Golden Gate Bridge, as has been proposed. The fate of the bill now rests with the Governor, who must either sign it or veto it within the next 2 weeks. If you haven't yet written your letter, please visit http://www.sfbike.org/ggb to urge the Governor to support AB 748. Bicyclists and pedestrians should be encouraged -- not discouraged -- on California's bridges and roadways, including the Golden Gate Bridge!
THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL IS ROLLING IN NEXT WEEK AND NEEDS A HAND
The Bicycle Film Festival is a celebration of bicycle culture through art, film and music. There is a intense fervor brewing for urban bike culture and the Festival has been there to express it. Check out the schedule and get your tickets online http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks at the Bicycle Film Festival--everything from valet bike parking, SFBC membership tabling, merchandise sales, will call, greeters & ushers. Volunteer bonus: volunteers get into one event at the festival for free!
If interested go to www.sfbike.org/vol_sign_up
The SFBC is an official sponsor of the 5th Annual Bicycle Film Festival.
MASONIC AVENUE FOR BIKES? LET'S TALK OCT. 5
Identified during the Bike Plan Update as one of the Top 20 Priority Bike Network projects, the Masonic Avenue corridor needs help -- connecting the Panhandle to Geary Boulevard and Laurel Heights. Masonic poses as "Route 55" but the actual bike space is pretty darned miserable. If you've dreamed of a better, bike-able Masonic, now's your chance to start making good things happen -- an initial SFBC organizing meeting for Masonic bike lanes is taking place Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 pm at the Crossroads Cafe at the University of San Francisco. Crossroads Cafe is located on the first floor of the USF University Center, accessible via the East Entrance, located just behind (to the southwest of) Memorial Gym at Golden Gate/Rosslyn. From the steps of the gym, walk around the west (right) side to reach the entrance. For more information, contact Andy Thornley at email@example.com or 415/431-BIKE x307.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR BAYVIEW FAMILY EVENT
Join the SFBC at the Bayview/Hunters Point Fit 'n Fun Fair this Saturday, October 1st. This is a family event promoting healthy activity & nutrition in the Bayview/Hunter's Point neighborhood. SFBC volunteers will help lead kids through a fun, educational Bike Safety Rodeo. To help out anytime between 10:30am-1pm, please contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFBC HITTING THE STREET OCT 5--UP NEXT: CALTRAIN STATION
SFBC's new Streetside Outreach program is off and running. We've done Market, Mission and the Panhandle. Up next? Caltrain Station at 4th & King streets! Streetside Outreach is a great way to educate bikers about the campaigns in that neighborhood--SOMA. Caltrain Streetside Outreach will start at 6pm on Wednesday, October 5th and is being led by board member, Amandeep Jawa. Have some time and energy? Join us! Contact: email@example.com
BIKE DETOUR ON GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE NEXT WEEK
Bicyclists will be required to use the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge next week between Tuesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 6th between the hours of 3:30pm and 9pm when we are normally allowed on the west sidewalk. This is due to construction activities taking place on the west sidewalk, according to the Bridge District staff.
PEOPLE COUNT 2005 -- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OCT. 18
Here's a simple, fun, powerful thing you can do for your city -- enlist as a one-day Count Technician for People Count 2005. The San Francisco Department of Public Health is building a neighborhood health forecasting model to help shape planning and development to better serve the pedestrian environment. The DPH will be conducting People Count 2005 on October 18 and they need lots of Count Technicians -- no experience is necessary, just a couple of hours of free time on 10/18 to collect pedestrian counts in seven different neighborhoods throughout the city. For more information, contact Andy Thornley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415/431-BIKE x307.
TUBE TIMES DISTRIBUTERS NEEDED!
Interested in taking on any of the following shops for a monthly delivery of the SFBC newsletter? This is a great way to spread bike-love. Sports Basement (Presidio), City Cycles, Big Swingin' Cycles, Marina TK Cleaners and Bike Rentals, Northbeach Library, SF Art Institute, Blazing Saddles, Juicy Lucy's, Cafe Prague, Cafe Trieste, Main Library, Brain Wash, Pick Me Up Cafe, Alexander's Books, Stacy's Books, Bean There, Cafe International, Bazaar Cafe, Sausalito Cyclery
Please contact Brandon at email@example.com, or leave message at 415.285-0750 (Minimum 3 month commitment preferred.)
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