SFBC Biker Bulletin
February 19, 2013
We’re hiring! See our list of open staff and internship positions at sfbike.org/jobs
On Thursday, BART announced plans to implement a full week pilot of removing the bike blackout period! During the week of March 18-22, bikes will be allowed on BART at all times of day--including the usually restricted commute hours.
City Leaders Show Support for Market Street Bikeway
City and community leaders are adding their voices of concern about the continued delay of the Better Market Street project and a new proposal to move bikes from Market Street to Mission Street. Here's what Supervisor John Avalos had to say about the project:
Connecting the City Roundup & Big News for Masonic
Through our Connecting the City campaign, the SF Bicycle Coalition is working to create 100 miles of crosstown bikeways - making biking safer and more inviting for you and the people you love. This week, we’ve got big news to share and ways for you to get involved:
In Memory of Diana Sullivan
We are deeply saddened by the death of Diana Sullivan, who was killed while biking on 3rd and King streets last Saturday. Your calls and e-mails have let us know that you are also saddened by this tragedy. We are going through a thorough evaluation of the intersection of 3rd and King, as we do for other known dangerous locations, to see what engineering and/or other solutions we will push the City to make. Since last Saturday, we have heard from many of you that the intersection of 3rd and King feels unsafe because the bikeway disappears without warning, forcing you in to fast-moving car traffic. We are bundling this information in to our review of the location and will be sharing our recommendations with you -- and the City -- shortly. We know that the best way for us to honor Diana's life is to step up our efforts that much more to make San Francisco a safe and welcoming place for everyone to bike.
This year Bike to School Day is an entire week of fun! If you’re a parent, guardian, teacher, or administrator of a public or private school in San Francisco, you can register your school for the big event!
Back by Popular Demand: More Bike to the Theater Nights
Last month, we teamed up with the American Conservatory Theater for our first Bike to the Theater nights. It was wildly successful, and we’re partnering again--for the newest play, Dead Metaphor. Two Bike to the Theater Nights on February 28 and March 7. Same great discount tickets deal for bike riders (use code COMEDSFBC) when ordering online or calling 415.749.2228.
Tube Times Distributors Wanted
We're recruiting volunteers to deliver our quarterly newsletter, Tube Times, on an ongoing basis to the following locations: Chinatown Public Library, North Beach Public Library, Citizen Chain, City Lights, Blazing Saddles@Columbus/Francisco and the SF Art Institute@Chestnut.
Video: Bike Fridays - A Flashback to First Bikes on BART Pilot
In August 2012, BART launched its first pilot to allow bikes on board all day. The pilot, called Bike Fridays, laid the groundwork for the just-announced full-week March pilot. Roll back to last year with this video about the inaugural pilot. While BART has made some changes to the March pilot based on rider feedback, much remains the same. We’re still looking for bike riders to be great ambassadors for bikes on BART, by yielding to elderly, disabled and pregnant passengers, not riding the escalators, and keeping entrances and exists free. Thanks for being awesome!
Tuesday, February 19th
Startup Bike - February Rec Ride *
Crowdtilt is all about enabling group funding. And for the February Startup Bike SF ride they are all about enabling group funning! We'll do a 1 & 1/2 hour ride to the Crowdtilt offices. There we will find beer, snacks and a Crowdtilt all comers challenge to flip cup. "Work hard, play hard" is how we are going to roll in February. Event details
Thursday, February 21st
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.
Panel Discussion: "Confronting Climate Change"
Four dynamic local community organizers will explore everyday impactful solutions to curb global warming, and share their first-hand experiences working with inspiring youth-driven movements that are making waves. Light refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, February 23rd
San Francisco to Pt Reyes Hostel Overnight Bike Ride
Join fellow SF Bicycle Coalition members Michael Kohn and Rocky Beach for an overnight 50-mile each way scenic bike trip to Point Reyes Hostel Saturday night. This will be about a 5-hour ride with some decent climbing. After a night enjoying the serenity, we'll be back on our bikes to make the 50-mile journey back to San Francisco on a slightly different route to keep it interesting.
Love Your Lanes Bike Ride - Chinatown, Downtown and Polk Street
Join the SF Bicycle Coalition for a District 3 Love Your Lanes neighborhood bike ride and mingle. We are putting together a survey bike ride through all the District 3 neighborhoods and want you to join. You can help us evaluate how effective recent improvements have been and identify what work we still need to do.
Sunday, February 24th
Pedaling the Presidio *
Cycle through past, present and future of "One of America's Best Ideas". Explore history and scenery on this six-mile, moderately strenuous bicycle ride through the Presidio. Helmet required. Reservations required: call 561-4323.
Tuesday, February 26th
Pedaling the Presidio *
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.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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