SFBC Biker Bulletin
May 25, 2010
"The Obama Administration will keep supporting bicycle-friendly policies because they help connect communities in ways that are beneficial to everyone at very little cost."
Table of Contents
Did you enjoy the last Sunday Streets?
Connecting the City: Support our Work on the Next Big Thing for Biking in San Francisco
On Bike to Work Day, bikes accounted for 75% of traffic during the morning commute on Market Street, making it clear that separated and clearly delineated bike space helps people of all ages and abilities come out and bike with comfort and ease. This is why the SF Bicycle Coalition is making the leap to our next big initiative, Connecting the City -- San Francisco's Crosstown Bikeways for All.
Biking in SF Survey: We Want to Hear from You
Time is running out for your chance to sound off on how San Francisco is doing as a city for bicycling -- are we getting better, losing ground, or just coasting? As part of our ongoing series of report cards on bicycling in San Francisco, we're eager to learn about your experiences and opinions on bicycling in the City. If you ride a bike in the city, every day or only once in a while, we want to hear from you -- take the Bicycling in SF survey. We'll be surveying during the full month of May (keep an eye on our website in June to see the results), so spread the word, share the link and help us collect a nice big sample of SF bike riding opinion and experience!
Sunday Streets Volunteers Make Sundays Great
Another great Sunday Streets was made possible by the 150 awesome volunteers along Third Street in the Bayview this past weekend. The SF Bicycle Coalition and Presidio YMCA organized biking activities like urban cycling classes, youth biking and Freedom From Training Wheels. Attendees also enjoyed hula hooping, roller skating and more at the fourth Sunday Streets of the year, and the final visit to the Third Street route.
Volunteer and Get Lubed Up in June
SF Bicycle Coalition Service Station: Lube Jobs. Get your bike ready for summer with a smooth well-lubricated chain. The SF Bicycle Coalition Outreach team will be at Market and Octavia on Tues. June 1 from 5-7pm, lubing chains for evening riders.
SF Bicycle Coalition is Searching for Summer Interns
The SF Bicycle Coalition is looking for talented and motivated individuals for our Graphic Design and Communications summer internship programs. Interns play a significant role in helping promote our events, campaigns and advocacy work and get great real-life experience and portfolio projects along the way. Be a part of the momentum for the next round of new bike lanes and innovations by applying for a position today.
Get Rewarded 'Through I Bike SF'
Have you shopped by bike in Hayes Valley this month? This is your last week to enjoy discounts and rewards at over 25 businesses in Hayes Valley when you shop by bike. The SF Bicycle Coalition is partnering with Mayor Gavin Newsom to promote biking to local businesses in a new program called I Bike SF, where neighborhood businesses will be offering biking customers special discounts when you show your bike lock key or helmet.
Walk San Francisco Looking for Part-Time Executive Director
Walk San Francisco, the City's pedestrian advocacy organization, seeks an enthusiastic leader to help take them to the next level in terms of impact and reach. For more info, see the job announcement. Much like the SF Bicycle Coalition, Walk San Francisco aims to make the City more pedestrian-friendly and a safer, healthier place to live.
Video: Streetfilms' "People, Parklets and Pavement to Parks"
This recent video from Streetfilms showcases the various Pavement to Parks projects in San Francisco that have helped make new public space for people to enjoy that had previously been used for car-dominated uses like parking and driving. The SF Bicycle Coalition's Great Streets Project has helped shape and promote the city's Pavement to Parks program and continues to seek new ways to get people outside and enjoying beautiful San Francisco.
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