Great news: The automatic enforcement camera is now live at Market and Octavia. Drivers making the illegal right turn on to the highway on ramp will be warned in November and fined beginning in December. Read more about our work on this project here.
NEWS & UPDATES
New Poll Finds SF Wants More, Better Biking -- ASAP
Sometimes it can be frustrating to hear constantly about the small but vocal minority of people in San Francisco who just don’t want to see more biking, or change in general on our streets. But rest assured, the majority of San Francisco voters are behind you and the city you want to see -- and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. This week we released the results of an independent professional poll that found remarkably strong support for more and better biking, including physically separated bikeways. Check out the impressive findings here.
Winterfest - Oh What a Night! Relive the Fun in Photos & Video
We were so delighted to see the over 1,200 members who joined us at Sunday’s Winterfest blowout member party! Everyone at Winterfest looked gorgeous and oh-so-festive. Check out the photos and find yourself and friends and check out this great video piece by KTVU. A special "thank you" to our volunteers and event sponsors, whose support keeps your SF Bicycle Coalition rolling. And likewise we're grateful to the artists, businesses, and individuals who contributed to the silent auction. If you are a lucky winner of an auction item, congratulations! We will email you later this week to close out on your purchase.
Platinum Sponsors: Levi Strauss Foundation, New Belgium Brewing Company, Specialized, and Trek
Gold Sponsors: Sally Morin Law; Recology; Rahman Law PC; PUBLIC Bikes; Golden State Warriors; Forest City Developers; Bay Area Bicycle Law; and Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn.
The forces against change on our streets will be out en masse on Thursday to try to prevent safety improvements on Potrero Avenue, the only direct bike connection between the Mission and the southern neighborhoods east of Valencia Street. The recent community-driven improvement process, which promised safer bike lanes, wider sidewalks and transit improvements, is now under threat as City leaders waver under pressure from an anti-pedestrian campaign, even though a man was killed walking at Potrero and 16th Street just last week. This Thursday, make sure to join us at the Community Open House anytime between 6 and 8PM at the SF General Hospital Cafeteria, 1001 Potrero Avenue, 2nd Floor to ensure that the City doesn’t abandon plans for a safer street. Also visit sfbike.org/potrero and email Supervisors Campos and Cohen and let them know how important a safer Potrero Avenue is to you.
Neighborhood Highlights: Get involved!
Cast your vote today in our annual Board of Directors election. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is a member-driven nonprofit. Members decide every year who will sit on our Board of Directors and guide our work. Please read the candidate statements and vote today. Voting ends Wednesday, November 13. If you have trouble voting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign the Petition to Expand Bay Area Bikeshare
Did you know that Bay Area Bikeshare bikes have already traveled over 100,000 miles in San Francisco, with just a small number of bikes? Thanks to Supervisors Scott Wiener, Eric Mar, Jane Kim and David Chiu for holding a hearing on Monday to talk about how to expand bike share to serve more of San Francisco. Unfortunately, the City still has no definite plans for expansion beyond a small increase of bikes in to Mission Bay, the Mission, Hayes Valley, Upper Market and the Castro by Spring 2014. Sign the petition to expand bike share to where you want it here, or send a letter to the Mayor here.
VIDEO: Winterfest Love on KTVU
This year's Winterfest was a great success! Our 18th Annual Winterfest featured over 65 artists' work, 18 bikes and silent auction items from local businesses and shops. KTVU was there to document all the fun and celebration! Check out the video here.
CHAIN OF EVENTS
Thursday, November 7
Light Up the Night Service Station
5-7:30PM | Mid-Market
With Daylight Savings comes a greater need for bicycle lights on our evening commute. With our amazing volunteers, we help to Light Up the Night by installing white front lights and red back lights on the bicycles of people who need them.
If you're riding in the dark without lights, we hope you will use your Membership Discount to buy lights at one of our partner bike shops! If you’d like to be one of our light station hero’s, sign up to volunteer here. In an effort to light up riders who truly need lights, we do not disclose the station locations in advance.
A Lot of Good *
A charity exhibition using artwork as a tool for raising awareness and promoting social change. 10% of the proceeds from artwork sold by David DeFelice will be donated to the SF Bicycle Coalition. The Exhibition runs November 1-15 with a artist reception November 7th. Event details
Sunday, November 10
Adult Learn to Ride
You’re never too old to learn to bicycle! Instructors will work one-on-one to teach the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike, as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with tips to continue teaching themselves to ride. Registration Required
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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