SFBC Shorts

Blue & Gold Fleet Drop Bike Surcharge
Thanks to efforts by an SFBC member, the ferry line has eliminated its nearly year-old $1 bicycle surcharge. Suspecting that the tariff violated California's common carrier law, member Steven Bodzin worked to make sure the ferry dropped it.

Ballpark Bike Parking Continues
The SF Giants have agreed to continue providing secure, monitored bike parking at all home games. Due to construction at the Park the location will change. The SFBC will work with the Giants to identify the new location..

State of the Bikeway
Are you frustrated with the sad state of the Duboce Bikeway these days? Join the crowd. Broken glass, trash, and late-night hanging out have generated a flurry of complaints about one of the (should-be) coolest stretches of the bike network. We are working with Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) staff and Supervisor Leno's office to ensure that the Dept. of Public Works regularly cleans the area, and with Muni to speed up the construction.

Talking the Talk
Less than a month after their Inauguration, the SFBC staff had already met with half of the members of the SF Board of Supervisors to discuss the "Bike Agenda" in 2001. The discussions have been very encouraging.

Walking the Walk
Already we have seen several of our initiatives move forward at the Board. Supervisor Mark Leno has introduced legislation to finalize approval of the Valencia St. Bike lanes; and requested a Board hearing on traffic safety improvements on Market Street, which will advance our efforts to see funding for planning vital pedestrian, bicycle, and transit improvements included in this year's city budget; and is working to expand rules requiring bike parking in new buildings.

Success on Stanyan
Thanks in part to the hundreds of postcards sent in by SFBC members last month, the Recreation & Park Dept. has agreed to move forward with the important redesign project at the main entrance of Golden Gate Park. The intersection of the Panhandle path and Stanyan Street will be redesigned to slow traffic entering the Park, and to make bicyclists' travel through this busy intersection safer and easier. Thanks to both the Recreation & Park Dept. and the Parking & Traffic Dept. for prioritizing this project.