Award Winners Honored for Outstanding Contributions by Dave Snyder

Choosing from more than 19 nominees, the SFBC has selected four recipients for its annual Golden Wheel Awards, which honor individuals whose extraordinary contributions have helped bring about safer streets and more liveable communities. This year's winners were picked for their initiative, talent, and genuine effectiveness.

Joel Pomerantz and Mona Caron jointly will be recognized for their collaboration on the Duboce Bikeway Mural - 6,075 square feet of pure inspiration. Depicting a utopian vision of bicycling and community, their mural beautifies the city's first car alley transformed into a two-way bike path. Ken Kelton will be honored for risking arrest to memorialize with paint and stencil the pedestrian victims of fatal car crashes. His visual reminders help to shake our public amnesia of the cost of SF's traffic-dominated transportation system that takes the life of a pedestrian once every ten days. Stuart Cohen, Executive Director of the Bay Area Transportation Choices Forum, broke the "insiders' club" of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) by enlisting the support of low-income residents of the East Bay to demand full funding for transit operation costs in the MTC's 20-year regional transportation plan.

Join us to celebrate these award winners' achievements and to help raise funds for the SFBC ongoing work at the August 12th Golden Wheel Awards Ceremony at Fort Mason Officers' Quarters' 4, complete with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. If you already bought tickets, your name is on a list at the door. Call 431-BIKE, x3 to find out more.