SFBC Biker Bulletin
April 13, 2004
Want More Bike Lanes In The Haight And Upper Market?
If you care about bike lanes in the Haight, Western Addition and Upper Market, we've got a Bike Plan Update workshop for you this Wednesday! This week's workshop will showcase options for dealing with the dangerous Fell & Masonic intersection in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, as well as proposals for bike lanes on Masonic and upper Market Street. We encourage anyone interested in bike lanes in these areas to come review the options, ask questions, give feedback, and make your voice heard!
This important Bike Plan Update workshop is from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 14th at the Park Library branch on 1833 Page near Cole, in the Upper Haight. Free valet bike parking will be provided by the SFBC, naturally. This is the fourth in a series of five Public Feedback workshops on the City's Bike Plan Update. For more information, see http://www.sfbike.org/bikeplan
Trannyshack Celebrates A Car-Free Commute
What does the infamously hilarious weekly Trannyshack show and the SFBC have in common? Awards, for one - both won "Best of the Bay" nods from the Bay Guardian, for "Best Drag Show" and "Best Grassroots Movement", respectively. And when legendary Trannyshack founder and Ricki Lake Show veteran Helkina isn't performing, chances are she's biking around town. "I love getting on my bike - it's a fabulous way to start your day," reports Heklina, "I just wish working was half as fun."
She's got a good point, and the chronic downsides of employment are the theme of "Work is A Drag", a special Trannyshack benefit for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on Tuesday, May 4th. Mark your calendars for this fun pre-Bike to Work Day event... you'll see all the Trannyshack craziness you've come to expect, all for a good cause - more bike lanes!
Trannyshack's "Work is a Drag" SFBC benefit is on Tuesday, May 4th at the Stud Bar on Harrison at 9th Street. Cover is $7 ($5 for SFBC members, or FREE if you join the SFBC at the door). 10pm-3pm, Show at Midnight. We're looking for volunteers to help sell raffle tickets, work the door and provide valet bike parking. If you can help, contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 431-2453x21.
Free City Carshare Membership For 3 Months!
Maybe you've seen City CarShare's signature Green Beetles around town. Using City Carshare has always been a great deal - and now SFBC members can get three free months of City Carshare membership - a $30 savings -- if you sign up before the end of April!
City CarShare (www.citycarshare.org) is a local non-profit that offers a cheaper, greener alternative to owning a car. This service is great for bikers who occasionally need a car for big shopping trips or traveling out of town. City CarShare members have 24-hour access to 80 new cars at 40 locations around the Bay area for $2-$4/hour and 44¢/mile. Prices include gas, insurance, parking, and maintenance. You can rent compacts, station wagons, hybrids and beetles for as little as 15 minutes or as long as you like. All City CarShare locations offer bike parking and many cars have bike racks. Save money and reduce the impact your driving has on the environment!
To save $30, apply by April 30th and enter promo code 1724 at: https://reservations.citycarshare.org/signup/newind.html
Questions? Call 415-995-8588 or email email@example.com.
Offer valid during April 2004 only for individual or household members who are also current SFBC members. May not be combined with any other offer. Verified SFBC members will not be charged the $10/month membership fee during their first three months.
Notes From Our Allies: Bike Kitchen & Pedal Express
The Bike Kitchen, a volunteer run cooperative bicycle repair shop in the Mission, needs handy bike mechanics to donate a few hours a week for the shop's many community projects. Mechanics in the Bike Kitchen help Kitchen members fix their bikes and informally teach less experienced volunteers & kids about basic bike repair. If you are interested in lending a hand, check out the website ( http://www.bikekitchen.org ), send an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or stop by the Bike Kitchen itself (18th and Alabama, check our website for hours).
Pedal Express, a cargo bicycle delivery cooperative of the East Bay, is seeking another worker-owner. Yes, this is an open job listing! This position involves 20-30 work hours per week, and is perfect for someone with a business background who's interested in cycling. Call (510) 843-PEDX to apply or for more information. The application deadline is April 26th. http://www.pedalexpress.com/berkeley/
Concourse Authority Advisory Committee Meeting Thursday
Do you have concerns about the new detours around the garage construction in the park? Feel that there should be better signage and accommodation of bicycle traffic? So do we! Come to the Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting and share your views! It's this Thursday 7 pm at the Park Police Station community meeting room (on Waller between Stanyan and Kezar). Can't make the meeting? A 15 minute documentary on the concourse garage project will be shown on cable public access channel 29 on Saturday April 17th at 8pm, and Monday April 19th at 10pm. Check it out!
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