The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition just launched a new mobile-friendly website that offers information and resources to the huge number of people bicycling in our city, and that also invites even more San Franciscans to “get rolling.” Designed to be action-oriented, the new site provides users with all the tools they need to start biking, to improve their commute, and to take action on improving the city.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the new website, which offers a more engaging platform for both long-time riders and those who want to start biking. The number of people biking in San Francisco has doubled since 2007, and we wanted to create a site that would help this huge and growing number of people join us in making San Francisco a better, safer, more enjoyable place to bike,” said Kristin Smith, SF Bicycle Coalition’s Communications Director.
The new sfbike.org site launch is timed just ahead of two of the biggest bike events of the year: Bike to Work Day on May 8 and Bike Month throughout May. This year’s events will be especially robust because 2014 is the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will also be celebrating biking all of May with 31 days of bike rides, events and bike talks.
The site has a responsive design that works on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Because data showed that many people were accessing the SF Bicycle Coalition’s site on their phones, the new site allows users to easily access key information from their mobile devices about topics such as rack requests and crash checklists.
There are five key aspects of the new site:
- Easy sign-up for press releases
- Downloads of high-res images for stories
- The latest reports for stories
RESOURCES section, which includes:
- Maps for finding your way around the hills
- Information on how to lock your bike and what to do if it’s stolen
- Bicycle Rules of the Road in three languages
- How to request a bike rack or corral
- How to request a repair to a bike lane or street
- Links to sign up for a free urban bicycling class
STREET CAMPAIGNS section, which includes:
- Maps for each of the SF Bicycle Coalition’s main campaigns
- Integrated sign-up and e-advocacy so readers can help win campaigns they care about
- A street campaign page that lets visitors sort projects by neighborhood and District
- Key documents and reports for projects to help with article research
- A jam-packed Bike Month calendar, filled with 31 days of bike events in May — including the populardumpling tour, a panel discussion on crowdfunding bike projects and dozens of events and classes for new riders.
- A series of ways you can get involved in Bike to Work Day
- Volunteer sign-up to make it easier to join the 300+ volunteers that make Bike to Work Day possible
The new site was created with the help of SF Bicycle Coalition staff, long-time member Jean Kao and the team at Visceral design firm.