SFBC Biker Bulletin
August 31, 2010
"The Mayor also announced that he would like to 'make the 3 Foot Passing Rule a 3 Foot Passing Law' in California. He will be introducing the bill, going to Sacramento and working with the bicycling community to ensure that this becomes a reality. 'We'll keep at it until it becomes part of the California Vehicle Code.'"
Biker Bulletin News
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Celebrating the First Complete Mile: Bike Lane on North Point
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is thrilled to invite you to celebrate the completion of the first mile of bike lane on North Point Street tonight (Tuesday). Three weeks after the City got the green light to start striping approved Bike Plan projects, new bike lanes are linking neighborhoods across the City. Join us at 5:30pm tonight at Pier 7 for a bike ride to North Point and Embarcadero where a ribbon cutting ceremony will commemorate the first completed mile of over 30 miles of new bike lanes coming our way.
Bike-Friendly Candidates Need Your Vote by Monday
Have you voted yet? It might not be the first Tuesday in November, but your vote is important today too! The SF Bicycle Coalition is the largest local advocacy group in San Francisco, and we bring massive amounts of volunteer hours and publicity to local candidates and campaigns. But, we want to hear from you -- vote now for the candidates you'd like to see us endorse in the five Board of Supervisor races this year. The Board of Supervisors sets city policy and, along with the mayor, are the most important elected officials to getting real bike improvements on the ground.
Help us Reach Our $20,000 Green Light Challenge
This is the last week to help us reach our $20,000 Green Light Challenge -- we are three-quarters of the way there and need your help to push us over the top!
Ballyhoo for Bicycling at the Annual Tour de Fat
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 25th when Tour de Fat rolls back into town with its ballyhoo of bikes and New Belgium Brewery beers! This all-day, all-green FUNdraiser benefits the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
Pitch In for Power, Peace, and Parklets
The Metromint Giro di San Francisco is Monday, September 6th, and the SF Bicycle Coalition will be there with our free bike valet parking and San Francisco-style bike love. Join us for the action as we cheer on the racers and gain support for our bicycle advocacy work among our speediest fellow cyclists. Contact Tessa if you're outreach trained and would like to volunteer! Email LisaRuth if you would like to volunteer as a bike valet.
Anything is Possible -- With Interns
Sunday Streets Stretches from Japantown to NOPA
Sunday Streets unveils a brand new route on September 19th, when it connects and opens streets from the Panhandle to NOPA's Grove Street Market, Golden Gate Avenue to Jefferson Square and Fillmore Street to Kimball Playground and Japan Center's Peace Plaza. Check out the new route at sundaystreetssf.com. The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with Livable City for Sunday Streets by recruiting and training 200+ volunteers for every event. Thanks to the amazing volunteers who made the last Sunday Streets event another huge success.
SF Bicycle Coalition Rec Ride: Solar Systems
Solar power is hot! Catch this ride and see solar electric and hot water systems at residential and commercial sites and hear how one resident organized her neighborhood block to go solar together. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition along with TransitionSF and the San Francisco Permaculture Guild on this Transition Tour that showcases local efforts that create community and support both the environment and economy. 2 hour ride plus optional 1.5 hour extension. SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SFBC members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides.
Another Good Roads Victory on the Wiggle
Some of the smoothest pavement around is now on the Wiggle, ahead of schedule thanks to the hard work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Good Roads Campaign. Sanchez Street between 17th St. and Duboce Ave. is being fully repaved right now after major sewer work -- a welcome addition to the stretch of Steiner St. that was repaved earlier this summer. We encourage you to ride cautiously during the last phase of construction -- visit our Good Roads page to find out what you should expect when construction is taking place on streets you ride on.
Video: The Netherlands Shows How It's Done
City leaders like Board President David Chiu, Department of Public Works Director Ed Reisken, and Ricardo Olea and Bridget Smith of the Municipal Transportation Agency are heading off to the Netherlands, thanks to Bikes Belong, to experience world-class biking and learn what innovations can be brought back to San Francisco to help get people of all ages bicycling more often. Hop on the handlebars in this video and see the amazing street designs they'll be riding on, such as this part of Route Imperiale No. 2 (a paved road connecting Paris and Amsterdam) dating back to Emperor Napoleon. This particular road has undergone many changes over the years, but today provides a great example of a world-class bicycling street.
** Wednesday, September 1st **
SF Bicycle Coalition Phone Banking
Got the gift of gab? Volunteer to phone bank with the SFBC! No cold calling, just simple reminders to friendly lapsed SFBC members that their membership is expired. Come share in the fun. The more the merrier! We supply dinner and good company. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
** Friday, September 3rd **
SF 2 Google First Friday Friendly Frolic *
Ready to try out your first SF2G (SF to Google)? Want to make sure you get there in one piece and without getting lost? Join SF2G for their No Rider Left Behind (NRLB) First Friday Friendly Frolic rides! Depart at 6:30, arrival in Mountain View area ~9:45am. http://www.sf2g.com/nrlb.html for all details
** Saturday, September 4th **
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at the Ferry Building Saturday Farmers Market
Pedal to the Ferry Building to fill up your panniers with local bounty and park your bike with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. All 52 weeks a year, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be providing complimentary valet bike parking in Harry Bridges Plaza (look for the orange tent)
Shaping San Francisco Bicycle History Tour: Food *
Explore the history of food in San Francisco, with special food stops along the way, and with luck, making it to Alemany Farm for the final stop. A sliding scale donation of $15-50 is requested to benefit Shaping SF, but pay what you can/will. Info: 415-608-9035
** Monday, September 6th **
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at Giro di San Francisco
The Giro di San Francisco is back, and the SF Bicycle Coalition will be there featuring our free bicycle valet parking and outreach love. Are you trained in outreach and want to volunteer? Email email@example.com
(Events not sponsored by the SFBC are marked with an *)
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