SFBC Biker Bulletin
January 16, 2006
She was totally wild, loving, energetic, creative, spunky, loud and gregarious.
MEMORIAL RIDE THURSDAY FOR SARAH TUCKER
We are deeply saddened by the news that Sarah Tucker, who was 26 years old, was killed while riding her bicycle last week. According to witnesses, a hit-and-run motorist ignored a red light at the corner of Polk & Geary Sts. and killed "Tucker", as she was known to friends. (To read more about Tucker's life, see an article in yesterday's Examiner at http://tinyurl.com/czfm8)
The SFBC is helping to organize a memorial ride this Thursday, January 19th. We will meet at 5:30pm at City Hall (on Polk St. steps) and ride to the intersection where she was hit, and then to the Hall of Justice. Please join us to remember Tucker, who was a regular bicyclist, and to demand that the Police Dept. do all they can to catch the motorist who killed her. Police are looking for a black Honda CR-V with a large scrape on the passenger door. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 553-1641 or an anonymous tip line, (415) 575-4444.
BICYCLE RAMP EVALUATION WORKSHOP: 16TH & MISSION
BART invites you to participate in the evaluation of three prototype bicycle ramp solutions designed for the 16th and Mission BART station. The purpose of the ramp is to make the transport of bicycles up and down the stairs as easy as possible. This is an opportunity to give BART your feedback so that the best ramp idea will be installed at this station.
Sessions will be held at 10am, 12pm and 2pm this Saturday, January 21st. Refreshments and a free "Bike to BART" t-shirt will be provided to participants.
Cyclists should bring a road or mountain bike to the station and pedestrians are also encouraged to attend. Please RSVP (indicating which session you'll attend) to Huzefa Irfani at email@example.com to sign up.
ATTENTION SINGLE CYCLISTS!
The SFBC's popular Love On Wheels event is returning February 9, 2006. We need single riders who want to ride tandem to play our dating game. The event includes four "cycles": Men Seeking Women; Men Seeking Men; Women Seeking Men; and Women Seeking Women.
If you are looking or want to be found, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and state your case. Tell us who you are, what kind of rider you're looking for, and why you want to play Love On Wheels. Please put your "cycle' in the subject line: W4W, W4M, M4M, M4W.
Don't just spin your wheels - get it into gear and get rolling!
SOMA BIKE COMMITTEE MEETING
Want to help work for bike lanes on 2nd, 5th, and Townsend Streets? Join a growing committee of SFBC members working for better bike conditions in SOMA tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th at 6pm at the SFBC office, 995 Market St Suite 1550 (bikes welcome upstairs). We will hear from staff from the SF County Transportation Authority about their initial analysis and plans for bike lanes on these SOMA streets. Join us!
DOWNTOWN PARKING REFORM AT LAND USE COMMITTEE THURSDAY
In November, the Planning Commission approved groundbreaking legislation to reform residential parking in the city's C-3 (downtown commercial) zoning districts. As well as significantly enhancing requirements for bicycle parking, this legislation will help reduce traffic congestion downtown, improve the affordability of downtown housing, create more car-free housing downtown, and preserve and enhance the quality of downtown streets for walking, bicycling, and public transit.
The legislation will be heard at the Board of Supervisors' Land Use Committee on Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 pm in City Hall Rm 263 (agenda item #4, "Off-Street Parking In C-3 Zoning Districts"), and it needs your support -- come speak up for the legislation at Thursday's hearing, and contact committee members Sophie Maxwell, Jake McGoldrick, and Gerardo Sandoval, to let them know you support the legislation (for City Hall contact information, see http://www.sfbike.org/leaders). For more information about the legislation, see Transportation for a Livable City's downtown parking reform page:
GOT THE VOLUNTEER BUG?
The SFBC staff is especially in need of weekday-daytime office help to keep our organization running like a well oiled chain. We need help with data entry, filing, store fulfillment and mailings. All the little stuff that makes the biggest difference in keeping our members happy, making it possible to grow our organization. If you can donate an hour or two to this important cause, contact email@example.com.
LESS CAR MORE LIFE BLOG NEEDS WRITERS
Our sister organization Transportation for a Livable City (TLC) is going to host a new outreach tool in 2006: a web log: Less Car More Life! This blog is designed to show very personally how many different San Franciscans survive, thrive, work and play without reliance on personal car ownership.
Here's what they're looking for in their blogging team:
Good writers, able to commit to one piece per week for a year; a team of five to ten people; a group so ethnically diverse that the diversity is a topic of conversation: "wow, they got *everyone* to contribute."; at least as many women as men; somebody with a child.
Contact Dave Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested.
YOUTH BIKE PROGRAM TEACHER NEEDEDThe Community Bridges Beacon at Everett Middle School is seeking someone to work Mondays and Fridays, from 3-5 p.m. with their after school bike riding program. You will be following an established curriculum that teaches youth riding skills and highlights leadership and nutrition as well. Prior experience working with youth needed; pay is $25/hour. Please send a resume and direct questions to: Susan Silber, email@example.com.
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