SFBC Biker Bulletin
May 28, 2008
"It's one of the most tangible signs of recovery: a means of sustainability, a means of livability, a means of connectivity between neighborhoods."
- Karen Parsons, Senior Transportation Planner for the Regional Planning Commission on the opening of New Orleans first bike lane, International Herald Tribune, May 20, 2008
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Don't know how to put your bike on a MUNI bus rack?
Kirk Janes, San Francisco cyclist.
We're deeply saddened to report that a bicyclist was killed in a crash with a pickup truck last Wednesday morning (5/21/08) at the intersection of Fulton and Steiner. Kirk Janes was, among many other things, a longtime bike messenger who'd recently started his own delivery service. Last Wednesday night's Ride of Silence honored Kirk and others who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. A memorial ride to honor Kirk is scheduled for tonight.
It's important to note that everyday bicycling in San Francisco is, in fact, safe and getting safer -- while the number of people riding has skyrocketed, the number of reported cyclist collisions and injuries has stayed steady -- the crash rate is quite low and getting even lower by the day. Wherever you go, ride safe, and remember Kirk.
Cesar Chavez Workshop Tonight!
The Planning Department is holding the first workshop to discuss the Mission Streetscape Plan tonight, which includes a detailed design effort to re-envision Cesar Chavez Street from Hampshire to Guerrero. It's time to make the Chavez corridor safe and comfortable for bikes, peds, and transit riders. Come out to give your input.
Win a Free Bike at BikeTown!
Bicycling magazine is bringing its BikeTown program to San Francisco! Designed to show how a bicycle can change lives, this program will
give 30 participants a brand new Coasting bike to help them live a little softer.
Re-Envision Masonic Avenue Tonight!
Big things are happening on Masonic Avenue, this is a perfect time to get involved.
If you live, work, pedal, or stroll in the area, you know the street needs to be fixed for all users.
Please come out to a community stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, May 28 at the City College John Adams
Campus (Hayes and Masonic), Room 135, from 6:00-8:00pm. Members of the community will be taking a
look at draft ideas for re-designed intersections along the corridor. Your input is most welcome --
join Fix Masonic in their work to make Masonic Avenue safer for
cyclists, pedestrians and transit riders.
Seeking Tube Times Designer.
Believe it or not we're already planning for the August/September issue of the Tube Times
and we're seeking a layout and production volunteer to help us. If you have InDesign and print
production knowledge and time through the latter half of June and beginning of July,
email Teri. We're also interested
in finding 1 or 2 designers who could commit to helping us with the newsletter over the next year.
Tube Times is produced 6 times a year. If you have professional experience in this area, or know
someone who is bike-friendly and would be interested in this position, please forward to them.
Questions or general interest? Email Teri.
Bike Plan Meetings - Preview and Plug In.
The next generation of improvements to the Citywide Bike Network
is coming, and we need your help to make it all happen -- what's your Bike Network project? The Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA)
is holding a series of neighborhood workshops on the Bike Plan and the dozens of bike lane projects in it -- last week's Central City
and Southeastern City meetings connected cyclist citizens with project proposals for Second St, Fifth St, Townsend St, Cesar Chavez St,
17th St, Alemany Blvd, Bayshore Blvd, and many more. Next week's meetings will examine Bike Network projects in the Western and Northern half of the city:
Calling all Volunteers: Tour de Fat and More!
Seven Hells of SF: Your longest day of the year?
Booted out of the Tour? No problem! You have Cols, Monts, and Alps much closer to home.
Come celebrate the summer solstice with the third edition of the Steepest Hills of SF Tour on Saturday, June 21.
Dan's brand new route will lead you over seven of the City's finest peaks. Don't worry -- we'll wait at the top of each hill for you.
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