Golden Wheel Awards

Thursday, July 30, 2015 • 6:30 – 9:00PM

Delancey Street Town Hall, 600 The Embarcadero

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.


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Event Sponsorship

Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for our 23rd Annual Golden Wheel Awards. As a sponsor and guest of this event, you will be investing in the community by supporting one of the city’s oldest, largest and most effective grassroots organizations, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

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Keynote Speaker: Peter Norton

Historian Peter Norton is an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Department of Engineering and Society and a member of the university’s Center for Transportation Studies.  He authored Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press, 2008).  For his article “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street” (Technology and Culture, 2007) Norton won the Abbott Payson Usher Prize of the Society for the History of Technology. Recent published articles include “Of Love Affairs and Other Stories,” about how public relations has justified auto-centric urban design, and “Four Paradigms,” about the history of traffic safety in the United States.

Yellow Bike Project

Honoree: The San Francisco Yellow Bike Project

The San Francisco Yellow Bike Project is a grassroots, pop-up, do-it-yourself, community-building machine that brings dead bikes back to life and puts more city dwellers on two wheels. It’s a healthy revolution for San Francisco, operating out of their volunteer-run shop on Ellis Street in the Tenderloin. The Yellow bike Project has been a key partner in making the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Community Bike Build program as success.

Honoree: SF2G

Loosely organized and tightly knit, SF2G is a group of people who ride their bikes from San Francisco down the Peninsula to Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and all parts in between. SF2G advocates for safety improvements to stretches of San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods, including the Hairball, Alemany Maze and Bayshore Boulevard, while expanding the idea of what a bicycle commute can be in the popular imagination.

Special Remarks by Jay H. Walder

Jay H. Walder is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Motivate, one of the world’s largest bike share companies. Motivate operates bike share systems in 10 cities worldwide, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto and Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Walder has enjoyed a distinguished career in the public transportation sector, which includes 30 years working in the rail industry in the US and the United Kingdom. Before joining Motivate, Mr. Walder was the CEO of MTR Corporation in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest rail and property companies. Prior to that, Mr. Walder was the Chairman and CEO of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. From 2007 to 2009, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company London where he was the global leader of the firm’s Infrastructure Practice. Between 2001 and 2007, he was Managing Director, Finance and Planning at Transport for London and prior to that he was a Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Event Accessibility

Complimentary Valet Bicycle parking provided on The Embarcadero by the SF Bicycle Coalition.

Delancey Street Foundation is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities from main event entrance at 600 The Embarcadero. To request assistive listening devices or other accommodations, please contact Bonnie Walton, (415) 431-2453 x318, Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help to ensure availability.

Platinum Sponsors

Ann Lyons

Jenn Fox

Mark Slavonia

Lumina - Tishman Speyer

Gold Sponsors

Cheryl Brinkman
& Rich Coffin

Cynsa Bonorris

Nicholas Josefowitz

Brent, Fiol & Nolan LLP
EMERALD FUND logo-375-100

Silver Sponsors

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Law Office of Daniel Rose

Ted Tilles

Tim Shea & Duncan Fuller

Topher Olson

Bronze Sponsors

111 Minna Gallery

Andy Toebben & Julia Vich Toebben

Brianne O’Leary Gagnon

CMG Landscape Architecture

David Keenan & Alice Mosley

Erin McCune

Fehr & Peers

Ground Floor Public Affairs

Jesse Costello-Good

Law Office of Charles A. Jonas

Lisa Fisher & Greg Miller

Mark Eliot & Kelly Moran

MJM Management Group


Novo Construction

Paul Supawanich

Pocket Development LLC

Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP

Riskguard Insurance Solutions, Inc

Westlake Urban