Street Safety and Education
Safer Streets for Everyone
Through our Street Safety and Education work, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is helping to build a culture of respect on our city’s streets. From our free classes to online resources and on-the-street outreach, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to be the leading resource for bicycle safety information in the city. We educate people who bicycle, drive taxis, operate Muni and others about their rights and responsibilities on the road. We work to ensure that pedestrian safety is paramount for everyone, and that enforcement is prioritized to focus on the most dangerous behaviors and the most dangerous locations.
Our popular (and FREE) courses are designed to teach adults and youth practical skills for riding on city streets, tailored to your specific interests. We teach adults and youth how to balance, turn and operate a bicycle; and we teach people who are already riding about the laws of the road and how to safely and legally bicycle in San Francisco. This includes our adult bicycle education, our popular Family Biking series and our in-school Safe Routes to School program. We also teach frequent drivers, including taxi and Muni drivers, about driving near people on bicycles.
We distribute tens of thousands of copies of our "Rules of the Road for Bicycles" across the city, educating bicycle riders on their rights and responsibilities on the streets, as well as online. Visit our Bike Law page for your one-stop shop for understanding your rights and responsibilities under the law.
When problems arise, we've got the resources to keep you going. If you have been involved in a traffic collision, see our checklist for next steps on our Collision Page. If you have received a ticket while bicycling, see our Ticket FAQ. Or, if you want to learn about the best ways to avoid bike theft (or what to do if your bike is stolen, check our Bicycle Theft page.
If you're looking for legal representation in response to a crash, our list of bicycle-friendly lawyers can help. Members of the SF Bicycle Coalition have let us know these lawyers are willing to take on cases related to bicycling, and some will offer free consultations. So, if you've been in a crash and need legal advice, see our list of Bicycle-friendly lawyers.
We continue to call upon the City to prioritize enforcement around the most dangerous behaviors and locations on our streets, to make our streets a safer place for everyone.