SFBC Biker Bulletin
June 5, 2005
SFBC NOW HIRING COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
The SF Bicycle Coalition is seeking a highly motivated, talented individual to join our growing staff in the role of Community Organizer.
The SFBC's Community Organizer will actively support the SFBC's grassroots organizing work, focusing on promoting the Coalition's top program goals and related community outreach. This 20-hour-week position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the rest of the SFBC staff and volunteers.
Interested? Check out the full description.
CALTRAIN BIKESTATION LOOKING FOR OPERATOR
With 9 percent of the passengers boarding at Caltrain's San Francisco 4th & King Station riding with their bikes, Caltrain has the highest bikes-on-trains ridership of any transit system in the country. That's why a bike parking station at this popular spot has been in the works for years, even winning $800,000 in government funds (mostly federal and regional) for construction.
SamTrans is currently seeking an operator to oversee the bike parking operations. If you are interested in the possibilities around operating the bike parking station, contact SamTrans via samtrans.com. The contract number is 05-PCJPB-S-057.
The SFBC is committed to making the Caltrain bike station a success because we understand the importance of encouraging strong bicycle-transit connections, particularly along regional transit lines. See sfbike.org/caltrain for more.
SFBC SEEKING SUMMER MEMBERSHIP INTERN
Have you got a mind for membership and a passion for growing the bike movement? SFBC's Membership Intern will gain first-hand experience in grassroots membership acquisition and retention by working directly with the Membership Director. Tasks will include assisting in and, in some cases, leading projects in direct email, membership outreach, bike shop relationship building & expanding SFBC's presence in local shops, prospect acquisition, volunteer management and more.
This internship starts immediately and concludes in August (though it may be extended). We offer flexible schedules and require a minimum of 8 hrs/wk. The position is not paid, but we are happy to work with any academic requirements to help interns earn college credit for their efforts.
If interested, please send a letter of interest and experience to email@example.com.
GET ON THE ROAD! BIKE ED DAY TWO COURSE COMING UP
Day Two Bike Ed On Road Course
This six hour on-road course provides an opportunity to put into practice what was learned in the day 1 Street Skills course, and thus complete the League of American Bicyclists' Bike Ed Road I certification. We will be practicing emergency maneuvers, and riding in various traffic conditions to test your knowledge of vehicular cycling skills. Open to adults 14 and over. Bicycle, helmet and pre-registration required - Prerequisite: Day 1 Street Skills Course.
Upcoming Day One Street Skills courses:
Sign up today at sfbike.org/edu.
FYI: PRESIDIO POLICE TICKETING STOP SIGN VIOLATORS
A Marin County Bike Coalition member was stopped recently by a federal policeman for running the stop sign at the bottom of the hill coming onto Crissy Field from the Presidio. The policeman mentioned that the federal police patrolling the Presidio have new orders to be aggressive in ticketing cyclists that violate traffic signs and laws. Downloand a PDF of the Presidio's traffic safety document and see section 1004.30 for more info.
PUBLIC MEETINGS ON OAKLAND'S BICYCLE MASTER PLAN
The City of Oakland is updating its Bicycle Master Plan and is seeking your input. If you live, work or ride in Oakland, your voice needs to be heard! Attended bike parking will be provided.
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