SFBC Biker Bulletin
March 28, 2005
TAKE A LEAD IN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
This is your chance to put urban bicycling on the world stage, as the United Nations' World Environment Day is being planned for the first week of June in San Francisco. Help the SFBC make sure that biking is featured prominently by helping us to organize and lead relevant bike tours for the public; lead world leaders around town by bike; organize valet bike parking at major W.E.D. events; and more. Can you help? What are your ideas for World Environment Day and bicycling? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE FOR SFBC SOIREE
Mark your calendars for our popular, annual Golden Wheel Awards soiree on Thursday, April 28th, 6-9pm, at the LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market St. @ Octavia. We are thrilled to welcome California Assemblyman - and biking supporter - Mark Leno as our keynote speaker, as well as several honorees who have succeeded in building stronger communities through better bicycling. Watch for your invitation in the mail & RSVP to be part of the fun!
HELP STOP CAR PARKING ON SIDEWALKS
Please support Walk San Francisco and Senior Action Network's efforts to oppose State Senate Bill SB 810, which would allow local jurisdictions the option of allowing cars to park on sidewalks from dark to 8am, and all day for cars with disabled placards. Senator Jackie Speier -- a Democrat representing San Francisco -- is sponsoring this bill, scheduled for a hearing next Tuesday, April 5th. As supporters of sustainable, multimodal transportation, the SFBC knows what a hazard sidewalk parking is to all, but especially to the disabled, seniors, and children. Please e-mail email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to OPPOSE this legislation.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO JOIN SFBC TEAM
If you're interested in being a day-to-day part of one of the city's most active and successful grassroots nonprofit groups, now is the time. We are still accepting applications for the full-time Program Director position. Please express interest by this Friday, April 1st. See sfbike.org/jobs.
DID YOU START BICYCLING ON BIKE TO WORK DAY?
Did you start bicycling on a regular basis because of Bike to Work Day? If so, we want to hear from you! Send a short email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and explain how you got started, and how Bike to Work Day and bicycling has changed your life. Include your contact information and anything else about yourself and your commute that you feel may be important. The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition is working with Shift Communications to identify a few good stories to pitch to the media. The goal is to inspire others to ride, by using the stories of real life people who became motivated because of Bike to Work Day. This year's Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 19th. Mark you calendar, and recruit a co-worker!
BECOME A REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISOR
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) seeks active involvement from Bay Area residents interested in improving the region's extensive transportation network. MTC, the region's transportation planning agency, is recruiting individuals to serve on its three advisory committees. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 22, 2005.
The three panels - the MTC Advisory Council, the Elderly and Disabled Advisory Committee, and the Minority Citizens Advisory Committee - make recommendations on a range of transportation issues and projects. Committee members are expected to attend monthly meetings during business hours and serve two-year terms. Committee members are eligible for a stipend.
Fact sheets and applications are available from MTC's web site, by calling 510.464.7787 or visiting the MTC offices at 101 Eighth Street, Oakland.
OFFICE FURNITURE NEEDED FOR OUR NEW DIGS
As you know, the SFBC moved our office to 995 Market St., Suite 1550. We are looking for specific office furniture to make our move complete. We have plenty of book shelves and desks, but could use some ergonomic chairs to replace some not so comfortable ones, 27" high filing cabinets for storage under our newly-donated desks, chair mats to save the rug & a portable CD player with power cord so we can play bicycle music while people are on hold. This is a very specific and somewhat quirky list, but if you have one or more items to donate, please email Chris Hayashida Knight. Thank you!
VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME
The SFBC loves their volunteers! Volunteers are welcome during daytime biz hours and for every-other Wednesday Volunteer Nights. Mark your calendar for the next Volunteer Night, Wednesday, April 6th starting at 5pm. Volunteer projects range from envelope stuffing to simple data entry & general office tasks. Pedal by our new office at 995 Market St. Suite 1550. If you have an hour, we have a project! For more info, contact Jodie at 431-2453 x 305 or email@example.com.
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