SFBC Biker Bulletin
June 2, 2004
Hearing to Consider Better Bike Lanes on Folsom, Fell and Transit Improvements
Three important transportation items will be considered this Friday morning at a Department of Parking & Traffic hearing: (1) extending a northbound bike lane on Folsom St. between 14th and 11th Sts. to connect the two existing bike lanes on 14th and Folsom; (2) improving the new Fell St. bike lanes by making the tow-away by the Arco gas station on Fell at Divisadero (3) and Muni's forward-thinking Inner Geary Blvd. improvement project that will reduce transit times significantly, and make the 38-Geary more efficient by prioritizing bus traffic over auto traffic and parking. We encourage any SFBC members who can to come to the hearing to support these three proposals. The hearing is this Friday, June 4th at 10am at City Hall, Rm. 416.
SFBC Seeks New Tube Times Designer
We are looking for a motivated, talented person to do layout work for the Tube Times bimonthly newsletter. Ideal candidate needs to be familiar with Quark and Photoshop, with a keen eye for detail and layout, responsible for 6 issues/year. This is not a paid position, but a stipend may be available, depending on experience. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the SFBC's design work on our most popular publication. Interested folks, please send your resume and a brief statement of interest to Josh Hart at email@example.com
West is the Best Housing Bike Tour
Think everything West of Twin Peaks is single family housing? Join us for a tour this Sunday, June 6th, around Western neighborhoods south of Golden Gate Park, looking at cohesive transit-rich communities. We'll take a slow ride with many stops & walks, discussing the politics and potential for high density low-impact housing; less than ten miles on moderate hills. Ride meets at 10am at Canvas Gallery & Cafe, corner of 9th & Lincoln (across from GG Park) Co-sponsored by our friends at the SF Housing Action Coalition (http://www.sfhac.org). Lunch Break around Noon; please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Folding Party Tonight at SFBC Office
The folding fun never ends when you're at the SFBC's Tube Times Folding Parties. It's a great chance to stuff, stamp, and seal for the greater good, not to mention meet other fascinating and motivated volunteers. Come on by tonight to get a sneak peak of the June/July issue of the newsletter, stay for an hour or two. It's all happening tonight, Wednesday, June 2nd between 5pm-9pm at the SFBC office, 1095 Market St. at corner of 7th St., Ste. 215. (Bikes welcome inside of course.)
Bike to Work Day Photo Gallery is Up
The Bike to Work Day lovefest just lives on and on. Check out photos taken at our exciting press conference at City Hall, where Mayor Newsom and 7 members of the Board of Supervisors (yes, that's a majority!) shared their support for better biking in SF. See if you can spot your elected representative on a bike at: http://www.sfbike.org/btwd04_photo. Then, go the extra step and send a quick email to your Supervisor to thank him or her for biking on Bike to Work Day (email addresses at http://www.sfbike.org/leaders). Along with Mayor Newsom, Supervisors Daly, Dufty, Gonzalez, Hall, Ma, Peskin, and Sandoval rode.
Mission Movie Screening
Mission Movie is a passionate, soulful urban drama about the inner life of San Francisco's most diverse neighborhood. It's being shown this Friday, Jun. 4th at 7:30pm at the Mission Village at 18th and Alabama. The bilingual film will feature both Spanish and English subtitles. Speakers include Matt Gonzalez, president of the Board of Supervisors, Elizabeth 'Betita' Martinez, co-founder of the Institute for MultiRacial Justice; and Jonathan Youtt, co-founder of CELLspace. This one-time event is free to the public. The SFBC and Bike Kitchen are providing free valet bicycle parking, so ride your bike of course. For more info., visit http://www.missionmovie.org.
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