September 18, 2012
“If we're going to go through the expense and disruption to repair the surface and infrastructure of Market Street, let's not just put it back the way it was, let's really fix it,"
Biker Bulletin News
TODAY: Patxi's Noe Valley location is giving 10% of all sales (dine in, take-out and
See You at Tour de Fat on Saturday!
Yahoo! This Saturday, New Belgium Brewery rolls its annual traveling bike carnival—Tour de Fat—into Golden Gate Park. And this year it’s bigger, better, and more bike-tastic than ever!
Help Decide the Future of Polk Street and 2nd Street
Over the last few years, you’ve let us, the SF Bicycle Coalition, know that 2nd Street and Polk Street need major improvements to make biking safer and more relaxed. We’ve been working hard to make that happen and are thrilled that as a result of our advocacy, the city will be spending millions of dollars to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on Polk Street and 2nd Street in the coming years.
The City is primed to bring huge streetscape and safety improvements to Polk Street and 2nd Street in the coming years - it’s up to you to help decide what those changes look like. Hope to see you at one or both of the meetings this month.
Our 2012 Election Endorsements
It's time to Bike the Vote! The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce our endorsements for the November 6, 2012 elections! 21 candidates responded to our candidate questionnaire with overwhelming support for safer streets and better bicycling; and the 12,000 members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition weighed in on this important decision -- and now we have seven weeks to help keep San Francisco rolling forward.
Get Ready for Family Day
Know any kids learning to bike? We've got everything needed to get them pedaling! From valuable classes to helpful demos and fun biking games - don’t miss our 6th Annual Family Day Celebration on Saturday, September 29th, in Golden Gate Park from 10am - 2pm. RSVP for the big family biking event or Sign Up to volunteer!
Come to a Climate Ride Shopping Party & Celebration
Our awesome Climate Ride team just finished their epic California ride to raise money for climate research and bicycle advocacy! Stop by Sports Basement to celebrate a successful 5-day, 320 mile and enjoy a 10% discount store wide. Meet the riders and check out photos from one of the most beautiful bike routes in the country. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 20th from 6 - 8pm at Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant. RSVP here. Friends and family welcome!
Video: Queens’ Corona Plaza - A Community Place Rises
From parklets to plazas, open public spaces are popping up in cities around the country. New York City, which revamped Times Square, is now tackling smaller, more community-based open space. Check out this great Streetfilm about the latest endeavor: Corona Plaza in Queens. This new space, consisting of nothing more than moveable planters, seats, and gravel (read: inexpensive to build), is already filled with neighborhood families. Where would you like to see a plaza like this in San Francisco?
** Tuesday, September 18th **
Pizza for Bikes One-Day fundraiser *
Hungry for some delicious pizza? Order up your favorite deep-dish pie any time today from the Paxti's Noe Valley location and 10% of all store proceeds will go to the SF Bicycle Coalition! Dine in, pick it up, or have it delivered. It all counts! A huge thanks to Paxti's Pizza for supporting our local efforts in creating smooth streets that are safe and comfortable for all ages and abilities of bike riders. Menu and more, check out patxispizza.com.
Masonic Avenue Hearing at the MTA Board *
After years of community planning, design, and environmental review, the "Boulevard Proposal" for Masonic Avenue between Fell Street and Geary Boulevard is up for the final decision at the SFMTA Board of Directors. The SF Bicycle Coalition, Fix Masonic, Walk SF, and the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association have spent countless hours building support for the grade-separated bikeway, tree-planted median, and crosswalk and bulbouts called for in this inspiring plan. You can help ensure Masonic Avenue becomes a safer corridor by coming to this September 18 hearing and speaking up for these changes or sending in a support letter. Visit sfbike.org/masonic for more information, and let Neal@sfbike.org know if you can come and speak at the hearing.
SF Bicycle Coalition Phone Bank
Accept the challenge to chat up your fellow SF Bicycle Coalition members! Join the volunteers who keep the SF Bicycle Coalition membership strong. No cold-calling, just calls to friendly lapsed members offering an easy way to renew. Plan to stay for the thank-you dinner afterward and get to know your fellow volunteers. You must be a current or former member to volunteer. Contact email@example.com.
** Thursday, September 20th **
Sports Basement Shopping Party
Join the SF Bicycle Coalition Climate Ride team for a post-ride celebration and shopping party at Sports Basement. Everything in store will be 10% off! Check out pictures from the California ride and meet the riders that participated in this 5 day, 320 mile ride for bike advocacy, sustainability and clean energy.
Tour de Fat Pre-party
Join New Belgium Brewery and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for some beers to get us ready for Saturday's fun-filled day at the Tour de Fat!
2nd Street Improvement Project Community Meeting *
If you live, work, or travel on 2nd Street from Market Street to King Street, you won't want to miss this second of three community meetings. The city is looking to make biking and walking safer on 2nd Street and make it a more attractive place to spend time in. If you want to see things like more seating, safer crosswalks, and protected bikeways, the SF Bicycle Coalition strongly encourages you to come to this community meeting to meet your neighbors and weigh in on the design proposals. See sfbike.org/project_2nd for more information.
** Saturday, September 22th **
New Belgium's Tour de Fat
Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a ballyhoo of bikes and beer at the fun-filled day in the park sponsored by our generous friends at the New Belgium Brewing Company. All proceeds from beer and merchandise at Tour de Fat go to the work of the SF Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
** Sunday, September 23th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Valet Bike Parking: Folsom Street Fair *
The mission of Folsom Street Events is to create world-class leather and fetish events that unite adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self-expression and exciting entertainment. Our events raise funds to sustain San Francisco-based and national charities. We value sexual freedom, diversity, and volunteerism. Complimentary valet bicycle parking provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition. To volunteer to valet park bicycles email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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