SFBC 2007 Goals
To build public and legislative support for expanding the Citywide Bike Network (with new bike lanes, paths, and traffic-calmed streets) and to enhance and celebrate the existing network.
- Ensure City's timely and efficient environmental review of Bike Plan to deliver draft EIR this year, including environmental clearance for key Bike Network projects.
- Win reform of local environmental review process to appropriately evaluate bike/pedestrian projects.
- Build strong community support for key Bike Network projects (Top 20 Priority Projects and significant network gaps) to win legislative approval after EIR.
- Win local legislators' public commitment for significant, measurable, annual expansion of the Bike Network.
- Improve City's enforcement and maintenance of safe, clean, unobstructed bike lanes.
- Publish SFBC "Road to a World-Class Bicycling City" (implementation punch list for the next 2 years and beyond).
- Influence the development of Treasure Island to create an exemplary biking & walking community by leading public outreach and building support for prioritizing biking and walking over driving on Treasure Island.
- Advance the campaign for a shore-to-shore bicycle/pedestrian/maintenance pathway on the Bay Bridge by increasing the proposal's visibility, building community support, and winning a commitment for funding the environmental review of the West Span pathway.
To improve the pavement quality of SF's streets.
- Ensure City follows policy to prioritize bike routes when repaving.
- Win repavement of at least 7 miles of key, worst-condition bike routes.
- Track and monitor City's response to pavement problem reports.
- Empower membership to "do it yourself" to improve pavement quality.
- Lead coalition effort to develop and win support for a long-term funding solution to improve pavement maintenance.
To better prevent bike theft and to encourage more opportunities for biking, we will win better bike parking at places of employment, transit centers, in parking garages, and other needed locations.
- Win local legislation requiring building owners and managers to provide & promote bike parking.
- Win enforcement of requirements for bike parking & signage in:
- garages & parking lots
- all city-owned or leased buildings
- commercial buildings
- residential buildings
- Strengthen existing commercial & residential bike parking requirements.
- Expand good bike parking at local stores.
- Win better bike parking at college campuses.
- Help launch and promote a successful Caltrain bike station.
- Advance plans for additional bike parking station downtown.
To educate motorists and current and future bicyclists on laws and techniques which increase cyclist safety and promote safely sharing the road.
- Continue & expand impact of adult Urban Bike Ed classes.
- Update/develop bike education program for frequent drivers including taxi drivers, Muni drivers, city employees, car share users.
- Increase SFPD awareness and understanding of bicyclist safety, rights, and responsibilities.
- Increase driver awareness of cyclist safety through developing a citywide PR campaign. (funding-dependent)
- Expand youth bike education through after-school programs.
- Expand youth bike education by developing a Safe Routes to School model and funding plan for San Francisco.
- Coordinate & lead a campaign to educate bicyclists to respect pedestrian space.
- Educate bicyclists of rights & responsibilities.
To grow the SFBC to 7,500 members by year's end, while strengthening the depth of members' involvement and leadership opportunities within the SFBC.
- Increase membership with membership sales at bike shops.
- Engage membership in recruitment process through member-get-a member campaigns.
- Launch a new Youth Membership program focused on involving families and younger members.
- Increase member involvement through quarterly New Member Meetings and regularly scheduled Membership Meetings.