SFBC Biker Bulletin
June 6, 2006
The new [Scott St-Wiggle] bike lanes really made my commute much more respected as opposed to gingerly trying to squeeze in with every car. I know Divis is tough to commute so Scott is a perfect route to head to work at UCSF at California Street. Thanks!
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Who's that good-looking bike commuter? Is it you?
Illinois Street & Cargo Way - Important Hearing Tomorrow
New bike lanes on Illinois St. (on the Central Waterfront) and on Cargo Way (in Bayview/Hunters Point) are on the agenda at tomorrow's Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee, and we need your support! Illinois Street is a Bike Plan Update Top 20 priority project, and Cargo Way continues the waterfront route south to India Basin; together they stake out three miles of Bay Trail and an important corridor for cycling in the southeastern side of the city. Please come to the hearing Wednesday afternoon -- it's the first item on the agenda, so think about taking a late lunch and come out to speak up for these important bike lanes:
If you can't attend the hearing, please try to call, fax, or email the committee's members (Maxwell, Sandoval, and McGoldrick) with a statement of support -- see our Leaders page for details.
Bike Lanes & Sidewalks on Townsend Street - With Your Help!
We're gearing up for the big campaign to get much-needed sidewalks and bike lanes on Townsend Street!
Celebrate the New Bike Lanes on Market Street - Come Out, Come Out!
Don't you love rolling down those sleek new lanes between Van Ness and Octavia? They deserve a cheer! Come out to our Streetside Outreach this Thursday night to celebrate the bike lanes on Market Street, filling a major gap in the Citywide Bike Network, and making the trip up SF's main bicycle street a lot more pleasant and safe for cyclists.
We need you to pass out goodies and goodwill while talking to bikers-by about future campaigns to make SF a better place for two wheeled motion. For the love of the lane!
Email email@example.com if you can help!
*** The Market St lanes were a tough slog politically, so it's really worth a grateful shout out to the Supervisors who stepped up to get the work done. Take a minute to send a thank-you note to Bevan Dufty, Ross Mirkarimi, and Chris Daly, and let them know what a good idea these Market Street bike lanes are!
Bay in a Day Ride is Coming July 22 - Want to Help?
Last year's Bay in a Day double-century circumnavigation of SF Bay was a big success, and this year's ride on July 22 is going to be even better -- a single-century option is on the program for riders who think a hundred miles is plenty, and the full 200+ mile course is waiting for those who want to be complete! We need to assemble an SF support team to help make our segment of the ride work smoothly, operating the Presidio rest/lunch stop and providing sag service and other coordination. If you can lend a hand, please contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org, and see the Bay in a Day page for more info.
Bikes and Tunes at the Park - Volunteers Needed for Alice Summerthing!
Come shout out for bikes at Alice Radio's Summerthing - a free day of music in Golden Gate Park with Cake, O.A.R, and Missy Higgins. Talk up our recent campaigns, membership in the SFBC, and hang out with the uber-cool SFBC bike valets - all while enjoying tunes and the great outdoors. The event is this Sunday, June 11th from 11-4pm. We have tabling shifts available: 11-1pm; 1-2:30pm; and 2:30-4pm. Email email@example.com to sign up for a shift.
Day-Time Volunteer Needed to Keep Us Rolling
The SFBC relies on our member-volunteers to keep us on top of our game. With the increase of 500 new members we have an even greater need to keep the wheels of progress turning!
Can you lend a hand with a little office work? We need folks to help with data entry, stuffing membership packets, and general office upkeep. Our hours are flexible -- lunch time or an hour after work works for us! We are a fun group to be around and we have a sweet city view. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does Your Boss Want Better Biking?
Did you know that many employers will match your yearly membership dues or personal contributions to the SFBC? This is the EASIEST way to double the amount you are able to give. Think about it -- a $50 membership contribution from you will equal $100 towards better biking conditions in San Francisco! A painless way to give more without cutting into your personal budget. There are hundreds and hundreds of companies in the Bay Area who have workplace giving programs already in place and ready to be tapped into. Is your company one of them?
What's in it for you? When you allocate your employer's philanthropic contributions to an organization like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, YOU directly influence your company's community-giving! That feels good and it helps all of us rolling around town. Ask your HR manager how you can get started or contact Jodie at email@example.com for more info.
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