SFBC Biker Bulletin
March 3, 2009
"San Francisco officials are considering limits on when and where private cars can drive on Market Street in an effort to make the thoroughfare faster for buses and safer for pedestrians and bicyclists."
-- Rachel Gordon, S.F. to study restricting cars on Market Street, SF Chronicle, February 25, 2009
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Frustrated by the 987-day delay in bike improvements?
Smooth Marina Streets with the Good Roads Crew this Saturday!
Spin through the Marina with the Good Roads crew for a great ride and lots of good will, making
city streets smoother and safer along the way. Join us as we check out Mallorca and Alhambra,
Magnolia and Rico, just a few of the street sites between Fort Mason and the Presidio. Our goal
is to mark every pothole, crack and trench we see with spray paint, report them to 311, and
repeat. We usually average 50 potholes in just two hours. Following our heroic undertaking,
we'll celebrate with brunch-and-a-view. First-timers always welcome - we're a friendly group!
Visit our Good Roads Page
for more information. Ride meets this Saturday, March 7th at 10am, City Hall steps (Polk Street side).
Heavy rain cancels.
Flex your SFBC Membership Muscle as a Volunteer
Tube Times Distribution:
Help get the Bike word on the street! If you live in or commute through Glen Park, bring the Tube Times newsletter to
Canyon Market and fill a hole in our Tube Times distribution network.
Let Brando know if you can fill this gap!
Wanted: Bike to Work Day Interns
Help make this year's Bike to Work Day (Thursday May 14th) a huge success. The SFBC and Bay Area Bike Coalition are both seeking interns, a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working for a bike cause you believe in!
Treehouse Talk Tuesday: Meet the SF Streetsblog Team
Every first Tuesday of the month (that's tonight, Tuesday, March 3), join us at the SFBC HQ--or the
Treehouse as we fondly call it--when we host lectures, presentations,
and panels on engaging "livable city" issues and topics. Tonight, Tuesday March 3 at 6:30pm stop by and
meet the fabulous team from SF Streetsblog.
Learn about the history of Streetsblog and hear what is in store for
the San Francisco edition. Everyone is welcome. Bicycle parking in the office (bring your bikes
up in the elevator). SFBC HQ, 995 Market St (at 6th).
Competition: Design a Bike Rack for Treasure Island
Put your design skills to use to create a rack that looks beautiful and has the functionality needed to secure your
beloved two wheels, as well as winning a $700 prize. This contest is part of the SFBC's planning work for
a pedestrian and bicycle-focused Treasure Island, and the rack should somehow incorporate the spirit of
the Island. Samples of the winning designs, chosen by a panel, will be fabricated this Spring and installed on the mainland in the Spring/ Summer. Start
doing your research
on Treasure Island, and learn more about the SFBC's role in shaping this island as well as all competition details
on our Treasure Island page.
Get designing today, the deadline for entries is Friday, March 13th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
Give Your Old Bike Gloves a New Life
It's time to gather up your old bike gloves and give them a new home by participating in the SFBC's Bike
Glove Drive on March 31 from 5-7pm. The SFBC will be collecting your used bike gloves at our SFBC Service Station at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Street and donating them to the Department of Public Health for use in clinics and senior centers for wheelchair
and walker users. It's okay if the fingers are frayed, so long as the padding is intact. Spread the word!
For more information contact email@example.com.
East Bay Bicycle Coalition Hiring
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) is seeking a motivated and energized advocate for Outreach Coordinator to build membership
and engage volunteers in the many activities of our organization, such as valet bike parking events, Bike to Work Day,
transportation fairs, outreach events and bicycle advisory committees. For full details and to submit your resume, go to: www.ebbc.org/jobs
Video: One-on-One with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Congressman Earl Blumenauer, head of the Congressional Bike Caucus and initiator of the Bike Commute Benefit
met up with Streetfilms for a one-on-one chat. Find out
what he has to say about the Federal Stimulus Bill and about what local advocates can
do to engage leaders.
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