SFBC Biker Bulletin
January 10, 2012
"It's a good step forward to make people aware that this is a dangerous intersection. Certainly there is an incentive to not get a ticket, but having those cameras clearly visible also brings awareness for people to change their driving behavior."
Biker Bulletin News
Correction: We were wrong about the number of bike corrals listed in last week's Biker Bulletin.
What Does Biking on Fell and Oak Feel Like?
Want to help get separated bikeways on three blocks of Fell and Oak Street between Scott and Baker? You can help make this happen by taking a few minutes today to ask Mayor Ed Lee and SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin to connect the Panhandle to the Wiggle with separated bikeways.
Be a Bike To Work Day Sponsor
Is biking a part of your company's culture? Do you wish the company you work for was represented on Bike to Work Day? This year's Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 10th, and the greatest way your company can show their support of better biking for their employees and customers is through a Bike to Work Day sponsorship!
Spend Your Weekend Riding with the Reid Brothers
Join our own Andy Thornley this Saturday for the famous Reid Brothers Architecture Bike Tour! James and Merritt Reid designed an impressive number of San Francisco's buildings, from theaters to hotels, office towers to townhouses, bandshells to barns. This is a two-hour ride, longer if you choose. Have a big lunch beforehand, but we'll stop somewhere for a snack. SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SF Bicycle Coalition members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated) and rain cancels rides.
JFK Drive Separated Bikeway Coming Soon
Any day now, SFMTA crews will be out on JFK Drive beginning construction of the JFK Drive separated bikeway, between Stanyan and Transverse Drive! Thanks to hundreds of residents and SF Bicycle Coalition members, the eastern half of JFK Drive will be a more inviting place for people of all ages to bike to work, school, and the countless attractions in Golden Gate Park. The Recreation and Parks Department and the SFMTA are also adding new curb ramps and improving drainage at key locations making JFK Drive easier to navigate for those parking in the blue accessible zones.
Start the New Year Off Right as a Volunteer
Come to Volunteer Night: This twice-monthly SF Bicycle Coalition tradition has been happening for quite a while and newcomers are always welcome. Meet new friends or bring one with you -- the more the merrier! The next Volunteer Night is tomorrow. Wednesday, January 11th, 5-8pm | SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market Street, 10th Floor. Bring your bike up!
Video: How Bicycle Infrastructure Benefits Everyone
This excellent video from Streetfilms highlights the new Street Racks program in New York City. By removing one single parking space at the intersection of Smith and Sackett Streets and replacing it with an on-street bike corral, the city of New York improved the intersection and neighborhood for people biking, walking and even those driving. San Francisco has its own bike corrals. The SFMTA installed 15 bike corrals in San Francisco this year alone, most recently a much-need corral at BiRite Creamery in the Mission. Check out sfbike.org/corrals. Thanks to Streetfilms for showing all the benefits that come out of good bicycle infrastructure.
** Wednesday, January 11th **
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.
** Saturday, January 14th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Architecture Ride: The Reid Brothers in SF
From the turn of the 20th Century through its first few decades, James and Merritt Reid designed an impressive number of San Francisco's buildings, from theaters to hotels, office towers to townhouses, bandshells to barns. With scant professional training but plenty of hustle, these Canadian brothers left their mark across the width of our city. Come discover some of their work and hear their story (catch the Reid Brothers in the Richmond ride on February 25th for even more). This is a two-hour ride, longer if we're having fun; have a big lunch beforehand, but we'll stop somewhere for a snack.
SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SF Bicycle Coalition members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides.
** Monday, January 16th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
** Tuesday, January 17th **
Golden Gate Bridge West Side Closed for Construction
The west sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed again for a few months, this time to create a better, smoother new pathway approach. From January 17th to approximately April 1st (weather depending), bicycle traffic will roll on the bridge's east sidewalk around the clock, sharing the narrow right-of-way with pedestrians -- please be extra alert and courteous as you make your way across. Read more about the project.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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