Tube Times

The Tube Times is the quarterly print newsletter of the SF Bicycle Coalition. Delivered to current SF Bicycle Coalition members, and available at bike shops across the city.

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Polk Contraflow: 3 Blocks, Huge Impact

The Lower Polk Street protected bikeway opened with fanfare — a ribbon cutting, cheering onlookers, a cadre of local media snapping photos and dozens of City leaders taking part in the inaugural ride.

Standing next to the fresh green bikeway, DPW Director Muhammed Nuru proclaimed, “Our city is moving in the right direction.” Supervisor Jane Kim stated, “This is the kind of bike lane that will get me out of a car and onto a bike.” And SF Bicycle Coalition member Shannon Dodge said simply, “This is going to transform my commute.”

Why was there so much hubbub for a three-block project? Quite simply: the Polk Street bikeway is a game-changer for our city. With the Polk contraflow bikeway, we have a project that we can point to and say, “this is what we’re talking about.”

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Biggest Bike to Work Day Ever!

May 8 was the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day, and San Francisco celebrated by breaking all records! Bikes accounted for 76% of Market Street traffic, and hundreds of people joined or renewed their membership with the SF Bicycle Coalition. Plus, the Lower Polk Street bikeway was unveiled.

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Better Bikeways Underway!

Thanks to our incredible members and community partners, new bikeways are being added across the city. Here are three exciting new projects:

  • San Jose Avenue
  • The Embarcadero
  • Columbus Avenue
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Q&A with Streetsblog Founder, Aaron Naparstek

We are honored to have Streetsblog founder and livable streets guru Aaron Naparstek as our keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual Golden Wheel Awards. Here’s just a preview of his ideas on biking, safe streets and San Francisco.

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Volunteer Profile: Brando Fine

Meet Brando Fine, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member and volunteer for more than ten years. Though you may not have met him, you’ve likely encountered his handiwork: For the past 14 years, Brando has volunteered as our Tube Times Distribution Coordinator. He’s worked with a team of 20 volunteers to make sure the latest edition of our free, quarterly print publication, the Tube Times, is available in bike shops and cafes citywide so that you get the latest bike news, delivered by bike!

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Member Profile: Ciaee Ching

Ciaee Ching is a 27-year-old children’s book illustrator who is always looking to stretch and learn new skills — and biking has been her most recent endeavor. In March, Ciaee joined one of our Adult Learn to Ride classes. She then joined the SF Bicycle Coalition and pedaled with us on Bike to Work Day! We caught up with her to hear about her new biking adventure is going.

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