The Golden Wheel Awards honor those individuals and groups who are making a difference in transforming San Francisco into a more people and bike-friendly place.
2016 Honoree: Nicole Ferrara, Executive Director, Walk SF
For her work fighting to make Vision Zero a reality in San Francisco, and for her support for projects and public spaces that promote active transportation and benefit people who walk and bike, the SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to award Nicole Ferrara with a 2016 Golden Wheel Award. Nicole is the Executive Director of Walk San Francisco and has worked tirelessly to win San Francisco’s adoption of Vision Zero, build a Vision Zero Coalition of community based organizations, change policies to prioritize people on foot, and win funding for improvements to the walking environment. Nicole is the chair of the Vision Zero Network’s Advisory Committee, and serves on the board for the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
2016 Honoree: Assemblymember Phil Ting
For his leadership locally and in Sacramento to encourage biking, including his authorship of AB 40, which permanently banned tolls on people biking and walking across California’s bridges including the Golden Gate Bridge, the SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to award Assemblymember Phil Ting with a 2016 Golden Wheel Award. Phil Ting was elected to the State Assembly in 2012, representing the 19th Assembly District which spans the Westside of San Francisco as well as the communities of Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City, and South San Francisco. In addition to his many legislative accomplishments, Assemblymember Ting hosts an annual family bicycle safety fair in partnership with Safe Routes to Schools and the SF Bicycle Coalition.
2016 Special Remarks by Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener
We are pleased to welcome Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener to this year’s Golden Wheel Awards. Both Supervisors have been strong supporters of better biking in San Francisco and are running to replace State Senator Mark Leno in Senate District 11. Supervisors Kim and Wiener have been invited to address their respective transportation platforms.