SFBC Biker Bulletin
December 6, 2011
"San Francisco has the second highest walk score and is excellent for bicyclists. Commuter rails within the city allow bicyclists to mount with their bicycles, and there is a bike shuttle across the Bay Bridge to help cyclists during rush hour."
Biker Bulletin News
Delfina Pizza had their bike corral application approved last week.
Thank You for an Incredible Winterfest
We had an incredible time at Winterfest Sunday! Thank you for joining us in celebrating 40 years of pedaling strong, and toasting to the victories for better biking we've had over the years. You made the event amazing, and it's because of you that we are on our way to being a world-class city for bicycling.
Vote Today for Our Board of Directors
We need you to cast your vote today in our annual Board of Directors election. We rely on the voices of our members to decide who will be responsible for guiding the SF Bicycle Coalition in its mission to promote the bicycle for everyday transportation. Our Board of Directors is responsible for developing the strategic direction of the organization, overseeing management and our financial health, raising funds for our work, and representing us in San Francisco's many communities. Each year, half of the 15-member board is elected to a two-year term by our membership -- that's you! Please read the candidate statements and vote today. Voting ends this Friday, Dec. 9th.
One More Link Over Twin Peaks
Thanks to the SFMTA, bike lanes are going in on Portola Drive and transforming a once-harrowing bike ride up and over Twin Peaks into a much calmer and safer experience. Earlier this year, the SFMTA installed bike lanes on portions of Portola between Corbett and O'Shaughnessy -- including segments with physically-separated bike lanes!
Momentum Builds for Fell and Oak Bikeways
Thanks to hundreds of SF Bicycle Coalition members and neighborhood residents and business owners who came out to Saturday's SFMTA Open House to shape the separated bikeway proposal for three blocks of Fell and Oak Streets between Scott and Baker Streets. The SFMTA presented detailed information on some of the leading proposals to add separated bikeways on these three blocks -- a critical connection for thousands of people biking on the popular Bay to Beach route. If you missed Saturday's Open House, click here to read a summary of the information presented. There was a lot of discussion on design features of each proposal and a lot of new ideas about specific measures to add greenery and improve safety for people walking in the neighborhood.
The Gifts that Keep Giving
A SF Bicycle Coalition membership is the gift that keeps on giving and includes awesome benefits like:
The people on your shopping list are already members? Then how about a cozy hoodie or t-shirt from the SF Bicycle Coalition's online store? There is something for everyone, and all proceeds benefit the work of the SF Bicycle Coalition.
Make sure to place your holiday orders by Monday, December 13th to ensure delivery for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Start your shopping today.
Now Hiring: Bicycle Valet Coordinator
Have you dreamt of getting paid while making San Francisco more bike-friendly? The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is now hiring a Bicycle Valet Coordinator to manage our world-famous Bicycle Valet Program. This important, semi-seasonal, three-quarter time position will coordinate our amazing team of talented Bicycle Valet Supervisors, recruit and train volunteers, and work with event promoters and sponsors to provide secure valet bicycle parking services at hundreds of San Francisco events each year. Learn more about this opportunity at sfbike.org/jobs.
Continuing to Light Up the Night
Are you visible when you ride at night? The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency to distribute lights to people who are biking after dark without them, and lighting them up with a free set of lights. If you would like to be one of our light station heroes and install lights on Monday, Dec. 12th or Thursday, Dec. 15th, 5-7pm, please email Tessa to volunteer. We have already distributed hundreds of lights in locations across the city, along with tips for safe night riding in three languages. The locations are being kept under wraps in an effort to light up riders who truly need them.
SF Bicycle Coalition, Walk SF, DA Gascon Call for Safe Streets
Your SF Bicycle Coalition joined Walk SF and District Attorney George Gascon last week in calling upon everyone, particularly drivers, to be respectful of each other on our city's streets during the holidays. Read the SF Gate article here. As the days grow darker, cooler (mostly), and wetter (again, mostly), we know that it's especially important that streets remain a safe place to walk and bicycle. We're happy to see District Attorney Gascon standing up for safer streets. We look forward to continuing to work with his office and other organizations to prioritize enforcement against deadly and dangerous behavior on our streets.
New Member Meet and Greet Next Tuesday
If you've been an SF Bicycle Coalition member less than a year, you are invited to join us next Tuesday for a New Member Meet and Greet to learn about SF Bicycle Coalition advocacy, education and community programs that will make SF a model cycling city, and how you can get involved. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your friendly SF bike advocacy organization, and stay for the Bicycle Ambassador Training (see item below) if you want to learn even more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or just show up.
Also Next Tuesday: Bicycle Ambassador Training
Are you a Bicycle Ambassador? Chances are you already share your passion for making our city a better, safer place to ride a bike with your friends and neighbors. Attend this one hour SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Ambassador training, and you'll be able to tout the power and perks of membership in the SF Bicycle Coalition. Trained members also get exciting perks, like free tickets to Outside Lands and Treasure Island Music Festival music and make events like Bike to Work Day happen. Learn ways to engage people, how to sign up new members and more! Not trained yet or haven't been in a few years? Contact email@example.com to RSVP.
Video: Bici Libre in LA
It is the season of giving and no one is doing it better than Bici Libre. La Gente newsmagazine recently made this excellent video about the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition's program. The Community Cycling Collaborative and the LACBC started Bici Libre to repair abandoned bicycles and distribute them to people who could not otherwise afford a bike or car. The program not only provides badly-needed bicycles, but also provides a collaborative work space where people can come in and learn how to work on their bikes for free. Check it out!
** Tuesday, December 6th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Office Closed for Staff Retreat
The office is closed all day for a staff retreat and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday the 7th.
** Wednesday, December 7th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Volunteer Night
This twice-monthly SF Bicycle Coalition tradition has been happening for as long as we can remember and newcomers are always welcome. So stop by, snack on tasty treats, chat with fellow members, and help us keep our organization rolling. Dinner is provided. Bring a friend-the more the merrier! Don't forget to bring up your bike to the office! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up.
** Thursday, December 8th **
Light up the Night
The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency to distribute lights to people who are biking after dark without them, and setting them up with a free set of lights. If you would like to be one of our light station heroes and volunteer to install lights email email@example.com to volunteer.
SF Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting *
Come and speak your mind about bicycle issues in San Francisco. This committee meets once a month and advises the Board of Supervisors on all matters bicycle. Check the BAC website sfgov.org/bac to confirm these dates and read the agenda. Contact Bert Hill, chair of the BAC, to place an issue on the agenda or to request notice of meetings.
** Sunday, December 11th **
Pedaling the Presidio *
Bike through scenery and be immersed in history on this five-mile, moderately strenuous ride with climb of 400 feet. Reservations and helmet required; reserve by calling Ranger James Osborne at 415-561-4323.
** Monday, December 12th **
Light up the Night
The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency to distribute lights to people who are biking after dark without them, and setting them up with a free set of lights. If you would like to be one of our light station heroes and volunteer to install light email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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