Safety & Education

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to be the leading resource for street safety in the city.

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Urban Bicycling Workshops

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition teaches thousands of people through our free urban bicycling classes. From teaching you to ride a bike, to introduction to urban biking to on-street practice, we’ll get you biking safely and legally.

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Driver Education

Professional drivers generate thousands of trips every year and set the tone on the streets. The SF Bicycle Coalition teaches professional drivers courses in how to safely share the streets with people biking. We currently teach all San Francisco taxi, Muni and Recology drivers, and we’re continuing to expand this program.

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Vision Zero

Working with City and community partners, we launched Vision Zero, an initiative to eliminate all traffic fatalities by 2024. Through focusing on the three E’s — Engineering, Enforcement and Education — we can eliminate all traffic deaths on our city streets.

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Community Bike Builds

Transportation is the second highest monthly expense for San Franciscans. At our Community Bike Builds, we work with groups to refurbish bikes and give them to those who will benefit most from the affordable transportation.

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Enforcement

The SF Bicycle Coalition is working to ensure that people biking and walking receive fair and equal treatment by the police. We call on the SFPD to use a data-driven approach to ticketing, focusing on the most dangerous behaviors at the most dangerous locations.

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Bike Polite

Get caught biking polite! We know that the majority of people biking in San Francisco are biking politely, and giving pedestrians the right of way. So we wanted to say thank you! The SF Bicycle Coalition sets up polite stations around the city, rewarding riders who stop behind the crosswalks and give our pedestrians friends the right of way.

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Light up the Night

The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to partner with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Light Up the Night, an annual bike light distribution campaign. With our amazing volunteers, we install hundreds of white front lights and red rear lights (as required by law) on bicycles for people riding in the dark. To make sure that the bicycle lights go to those who need them the most, we keep the giveaway locations a secret.

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