SFBC Biker Bulletin
January 8, 2013
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SF's Most Dangerous Intersection One Step Closer to Safety
Big news for street safety: California's Attorney General, Kamala Harris, just gave permission for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to install a camera at Market and Octavia to prevent drivers from making the dangerous and illegal right turns onto the highway. The intersection of Market and Octavia is the most dangerous in the the city for people walking and biking, and your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been leading the charge for a safer Market/Octavia for years.
How are the Fell Street Changes working for you?
After years of our members’ support and advocacy, the SFMTA began striping the Fell Street bikeway at the end of 2012. Thanks to all of you who helped make it happen! The entire project—which will include physical barriers in the buffer area, bulbouts, and changes to Oak Street—will be completed in phases over the coming months and the SF Bicycle Coalition will keep you posted about when you should expect to see additional changes.
Welcome New Supervisors
Today is inauguration day at City Hall, and we’re looking forward to working with all of the newly sworn-in Supervisors. A hearty congratulations to our strong partners who were re-elected—Supervisors Eric Mar, David Chiu, David Campos and John Avalos.
Bike to the Theater Nights with A.C.T. and SF Bicycle Coalition
Looking for a great night out with your bike? The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and the SF Bicycle Coalition have partnered to bring you two Bike to Theater Nights. In 4000 Miles, Leo bikes thousands of miles to end up on his grandmother's doorstep. You won't have to travel that far to get to A.C.T., but when you bike to the theater on January 17th or 24th, you'll enjoy a special discount to the show and complementary secure bike parking provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition! To buy discount tickets, visit: www.act-sf.org/4000miles and enter code TRAVEL10. ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, or $10 Balcony).
Polk Street Survey is Still Open
Polk Street changes are under works and we need you, our members who live, work or spend time on Polk Street, to speak up for the kinds of transportation changes you’d like to see. Did you know the city is repaving Polk Street in a few years and looking to improve bike and pedestrian safety on this key North-South corridor? Visit sfbike.org/polk for more background and a link to take the City’s survey. Take it today!
Join the Movement as an Intern
We’re looking for new interns in 2013 to help us promote the bicycle for everyday transportation. Whatever your skill set, we’ve got the internship for you! If you are a student, or looking to volunteer at least 10 hours a week, you can join our team to learn valuable skills—from Community Organizing to Event Planning. Find out more about all the internships at sfbike.org/jobs
Looking for Love? Love on Wheels is Back!
Calling contestants for San Francisco’s favorite bike-y dating game! Join the fun as a bike bachelor or bachelorette for the chance to find love and win a great night out on the town!
Welcome SF Bicycle Coalition Board Members
Congratulations to new members of our Board of Directors, including Rocky Beach, Carrie Byles, and Michael Yarne. And welcome back to re-elected incumbents, including John Calaway, Amandeep Jawa, Lenore McDonald, Lainie Motamedi and Zack Stender. They’ll join the other 7 Board members who were elected last year. You can read more about all the SF Bicycle Coalition Board members here. Big thanks to all of them for their tremendous energy and commitment to our work, particularly as these hard-working volunteers are responsible for ensuring the organization's financial health and achievement of our mission. And special thanks to departing Board members Brooke DuBose, Jean Fraser, and Holly Minch -- for their many years of service. We owe them much gratitude for their leadership and effectiveness. Thank you!
Video: A.C.T. Presents the West Coast Premiere of 4000 Miles
We’re excited about the first ever San Francisco bike to the theater nights with A.C.T. If the idea of riding to the theater, getting VIP bike valet and watching a bike-themed play isn’t enough, check out this trailer about the play, 4000 Miles. Time Magazine rated it the #1 Play of the Year. See you at the theater!
** Wednesday, January 9th **
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! No RSVP necessary to volunteer. Special thanks to Rainbow Grocery for generously providing snacks for our volunteers.
** Saturday, January 12th **
Survey Ride: North by Northwest by Bike
The streets in the northwest corner of San Francisco are getting friendlier for biking and walking in ways both subtle and dramatic -- parklets, traffic circles, wider bike lanes, new bike lanes, multiuse paths, raised crosswalks, bulbouts, smooth pavement, and much more are arriving in the Richmond District and upper Presidio every day. Come out and take a rolling look at what's sprouting on the streets of the great northwest, and learn how it's happening, thanks to the work of public agencies and active citizens like yourself.
** Tuesday, January 15th **
Want to share some bike love with fellow San Franciscans? Swing by one of out streetside outreach stations and learn about all the great new changes and campaigns. Looking to volunteer? If you're a trained Bicycle Ambassador and want to volunteer, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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