Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SFBC News: Protected Bikeways Coming to the Embarcadero

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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Biker Bulletin

July 22, 2014

Dear Kevin,
Your SF Bicycle Coalition membership is current through 12/14/2014. Thank you for being a member!


Summer fog got you down? Maybe this will perk you up!

Protected Bikeway Coming to the Embarcadero

Embarcadero PilotWhether it’s heading to a Giants game, visiting the Exploratorium or hanging out at the piers for unparalleled views of the Bay, the Embarcadero is a uniquely San Francisco experience. But as it attracts more visitors every year and our city grows, we need to think about how people move along our waterfront. The City is holding an open house this Thursday, July 24 to launch the Embarcadero Enhancement Project, a public planning exercise to develop a conceptual design for a bikeway from AT&T Park to Fisherman’s Wharf. Read more about it in our blog post here, and take a moment to fill out our survey. We encourage you to share this survey to your friends, family and neighbors to gather more feedback from everyone who loves our waterfront!

Expanding Our Youth and Family Work

The SF Bicycle Coalition welcomes Janelle-Tran Phung to the new position of Program Coordinator for Safe Routes To School. Janelle joins the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Nancy Buffum and the new Walk SF Program Coordinator Genaro Escargaza to expand the Safe Routes program, encouraging more families to walk, bike, take transit and carpool to and from school. SRTS sponsors Walk and Roll To School Day, Bike and Roll To School Week and ongoing programs throughout the year. Janelle brings public education and outreach experience from her recent position at SF Department of the Environment, and speaks five languages and is a great asset in our multicultural city. Welcome Janelle! Learn more about SF Safe Routes to School.

Want Calmer Streets in Your Neighborhood? Apply Here!

The SFMTA is currently accepting applications between now and August 1 for their Traffic Calming Program. Do you feel that speeds are too fast in your neighborhood? Do you wish they could be more pleasant and inviting for biking and walking? This is your chance to step up and be an advocate. You’ll need to gather signatures from at least twenty of your neighbors and submit an application. If you’re looking for more support on your application and want to reach out to your fellow SF Bicycle Coalition members, contact janice@sfbike.org.

Thank You for Such a Terrific Golden Wheel!

Golden Wheel Awards 2014Thank you to our members and supporters for joining us last week at the Golden Wheel Awards at the Delancey Street Foundation. More than 300 people came together to celebrate two individuals who have played a tremendous role in making it easier and safer to bike in San Francisco, Officer Matt Friedman and Dr. Shirley Johnson. See photos from the terrific event here. Our next big event is New Belgium Tour de Fat is September 13

MEMBERS ONLY: Perks Just for You

10+ Year Member Appreciation Party

Thursday, August 14 6-8PM The Dolan Law Firm, 1438 Market St.

Join us for a fun and inspiring evening honoring the SF Bicycle Coalition members with a decade or more of support. If you’ve been a member for ten or more years, please join us to swap “remember when” stories over light snacks and drinks. This year, we’ll have a special tribute to the 20 year members!
RSVP online.

New Member Meet and Greet

Wednesday, July 23 6-7:30PM SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market St. 10th Floor

If you’ve been an SF Bicycle Coalition member for less than a year, we warmly invite you to come to our New Member Meet and Greet! Join us to chat with fellow members, check out the SF Bicycle Coalition headquarters, learn more about your friendly SF bike advocacy organization and find out about the many different ways you can get involved.

We’ll have snacks, beverages and plenty of indoor bike parking. Bring you bike upstairs with you!
RSVP online.

VIDEO: Dance Performance Celebrates Temporarily Car-Free Lombard Street

Lombard StreetThis weekend was the last of the car-free Lombard Street trials. The SFMTA implemented a trial of car-free Lombard in an effort to ease congestion around the area. The trials, as reported by Streetsblog, have helped create another great open streets opportunity for locals and tourists alike. To truly celebrate the open streets, Bay Area Flash Mob held a group dance down the windy street. Check out this great video! The SFMTA will now study the results of the car-free pilot and will consider making the car restrictions permanent.


Check out our online calendar of events. To add your bike event to our calendar, simply email the details to us.

Tuesday, July 22

Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop
6-7PM Buchanan Park Apartments, 1150 Webster Street

SF Bicycle Coalition Board Meeting
6:30-8:30PM SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market Street 10th Floor

Wednesday, July 23

New Member Meet & Greet
6-7:30PM SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market Street 10th floor

Thursday, July 24

Summer of Bike Love Service Station
7:30-9:30AM 4th and Townsend streets

The Embarcadero Enhancement Project Open House*
6-8PM Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, The Embarcadero

Friday, July 25

Legends of Cycling*
6-9PM Jack London Market Hall, 55 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA

The Bike Design Project Reveal Party SF*
6-9:30PM PCH/Lime Lab, 135 Mississippi Street

Saturday, July 26

11AM-7PM Jack London Square, Broadway and Water Street, Oakland, CA

Sunday, July 27

Let's Practice Together
10:30AM - 2PM McLaren Lodge (in front of large tree), Fell and Stanyan Street

Monday, July 28

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting*
6:30-7:30PM City Hall Room 408

(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)

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