SFBC Biker Bulletin
October 9, 2007
"You were magnificent in that dress, your long hair shining in the light... I drew breath again watching you disappear in the bustle of the boulevards..."
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"Pssst... Hey, buddy... Yeah, you... Come closer, I have something to ask you...
SFBC Chooses "No Endorsement" in Mayoral Race
The SFBC will make no endorsement in this November's race for Mayor. The SFBC's Board of Directors voted to take no position after reviewing candidates' questionnaires and input from the membership. To find out more, see a full update at sfbike.org/vote. We thank members who registered their preferences and encourage others to review the questionnaires to learn more about the candidates' stances on sustainable transportation issues.
Now, with less than month until Election Day, we urge members to put their full energy behind the campaigns for No on H and Yes on A. See below.
Save our Streets from Auto-geddon! Donate Now to No on H!
The campaign against Proposition H desperately needs your financial support. Prop H is widely understood to be the most radical anti-environmental, anti-sustainable transportation measure ever put on the San Francisco ballot. We are asking all SFBC members -- people who care about livable streets, global warming, and safe bicycling -- to donate $25, $100, $1,000, or whatever you can afford, to the No on H campaign. Polling shows than when people are educated about Prop H, support drops like a stone -- the money you donate will go directly to education about No on H.
Prop H would quintuple parking in the city, jamming our already congested streets, slowing public transit, and endangering bicycle and pedestrian routes. Save our city's streets! Donate to the NO on H campaign now!
Getting Crafty: 1st Winterfest Craft Night This Thursday
Calling all crafty chicks and talented lads! Winterfest is around the corner, and it's time to get busy. We are hosting the first craft night to get the juices flowing and the work started for the SFBC craft table at Winterfest. We are seeking people who are willing to share their talents in felting, beading, screen-printing, knitting, sewing, bookbinding, etc. to come brainstorm and share fun projects to be sold at Winterfest, Sunday, December 2nd. If interested, please RSVP to email@example.com for location details.
Think Globally, Volunteer Locally
Inspire San Franciscans to pedal and build support for sustainable transportation as an SFBC Member Volunteer!
Upcoming Treasure Island Planning Workshops
Mark your calendars for two Community Planning Workshops for the redevelopment of the transportation network on Treasure Island:
Find more information at: www.sfbike.org/treasureisland.
Volunteer to Light Up the Night (with Bike Blinky Lights!)
The SFBC is teaming up with the Municipal Transportation Agency to distribute hundreds of bike lights at the beginning of November, just in time for Daylight Savings Time. On Thursday, November 1st, we'll be giving out front and back blinky lights at 5 locations along the city's major bike corridors. We need your fast fingers to attach lights to bikes, and your wit and smiles to spread the word about safe, dignified, delightful cycling in San Francisco.
Help the city's cyclists get illuminated! Sign up at www.sfbike.org/lights to volunteer!
Fix Masonic Rolls Forward -- Meeting Next Wednesday!
Mark your calendars, and come out to the next Fix Masonic meeting:
In addition to planning next steps, we'll be celebrating our recent accomplishments, including the absolutely lovely Fix Masonic PARK at Fulton and Masonic on PARK(ing) Day, as well as the hundreds of neighborhood signatures we've gathered for our official traffic calming petition. What? You haven't signed the petition yet? It includes bike lanes, pedestrian improvements, street greening and a whole lot more. Sign it now on the Fix Masonic site.
Ride to Break the Cycle 2008
Join 20 young people as they pedal for seven weeks this summer from Vancouver, B.C. to Tijuana, Mexico to raise funds and awareness about how microcredit can help developing world entrepreneurs lift themselves out of poverty. Along the 3000 km tour by bike you'll interact and educate communities along the way about microcredit and visit a microcredit institution in Mexico. The 2008 Rider Application Form is available under "Join the Ride" at www.agentsofchange.ca. If you have any questions regarding Riding to Break the Cycle 2008, contact Jess Arnett.
Video: Separated Bikeway Born in a New York Minute
Last month we told you about plans to try a physically-separated "bike track" on a stretch of Ninth Avenue in New York City, and zing! even before the re-striping was done, people were already pedaling on the newly-reconfigured roadway. Check out this great little video from Street Films and take a virtual ride down the new 9th Ave!
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