May 30, 2005
SFBC-SPONSORED WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY DISCUSSION - WEDNESDAY 6/1 AT NOON
"Cities on the Move: Innovative Urban/Public Transportation Strategies from Around the Globe" Wed., June 1 | Noon-1:30pm, SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St @ Grove, Koret Auditorium
Join Bay Area activists and policy makers for this World Environment Week event. Expect a wide-ranging discussion of innovative alternatives to the private automobile being used in cities around the world. From congestion pricing, transit-first streets, pedestrian zones and bicycle initiatives that are making a difference. Our very own Executive Director Leah Shahum will be among the presenters. Sponsored by: Earthjustice, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Transportation for a Livable City, and TALC.
WELCOME TO NEW SFBC PROGRAM DIRECTOR
We are thrilled to welcome a familiar face and a proven advocate to the important role of the SFBC's Program Director position. Mr. Andy Thornley, currently the SFBC's Community Organizer, will be taking on this new role in just a matter of weeks. Please join us in welcoming him! This means that we are now hiring for a skilled, passionate, and committed Community Organizer to take his place. This is a part-time position. For complete details, go to sfbike.org/jobs_co.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES GALORE! HELP!
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that have recently gone the extra mile and given the SFBC oodles of volunteer hours. You make a HUGE impact on our organization and keep it running smoothly. For those that want to join the fun, here are several options:
ALEMANY BIKE LANES -- GET READY TO ROLL!Alemany Boulevard needs to go on a diet, and bike lanes are just what the doctor ordered. One of the top 20 priority projects identified in the Bike Plan Update, Alemany Boulevard bike lanes will make a major connection across and to the city's southern neighborhoods, and help to calm one of San Francisco's scariest and most car-imperiled streets. The Alemany bike lane campaign is heating up and we need your help -- whether you're a neighbor, a commuter, a student, or ordinary make-it-better citizen, get involved and help make these lanes happen -- contact Andy Thornley (431-BIKE x307 or email@example.com) and together we'll forge a better southern route!
ILLINOIS STREET LANES TO LINK EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS
Another essential segment in the Citywide Bicycle Network (and a top 20 priority project), Illinois Street provides an eastern waterfront route connecting SBC Park and Mission Bay to Bayview and Hunter's Point, joining the Bay Trail and complementing the Blue Greenway blossoming along the bay's shore. Practical bike lane plans have been developed and refined, and we're ready to make the push to implement these improvements, but as always, "we" means "you and me" -- get involved today, contact Andy Thornley (431-BIKE x307 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and help bring this important waterfront link into the loop.
BIKES MEET THE GREEN CHALLENGE
In an Open Forum column in the SF Chronicle, SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum puts it to the populace: As World Environment Day dawns in a San Francisco that may not be as green as it thinks, how can bicycles help make up the gaps in those green dreams?
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