It's the final week of the Ultimate Bike Shop Challenge.
Join or renew your membership at one of these 10 local bike shops.
Ballot Initiative Seeks to Throw SF's Transportation Policy in Reverse
Do you think people biking, walking and taking transit receive too much safe space and funding already? There's a group who does! And they're so adament about undoing years of transit-first planning and safe streets action that they've placed a measure on this November's ballot.
Embarcadero Bikeway Off to a Great Start
The Embarcadero Enhancement Project kicked off last week with an open house, which gave the public a chance to learn more and ask questions. The open house was well-attended and so far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Dozens of media outlets reported about the project, including a front-page Chronicle piece. One thing is clear: San Franciscans are excited to make the waterfront a more people-friendly place. The City will return later this year with a series of workshops to begin developing design alternatives with your help. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase what our city can achieve in providing world-class biking and walking along our waterfront, and we will continue working towards that vision. In the meantime, please take a moment to complete our survey. Already finished it? Share it with your friends, your bike buddies and anyone you know who loves our waterfront.
Safety Tip: How to Avoid Dooring
As we connect the city with more protected bikeways, biking in San Francisco continues to become even more safe and comfortable for people of all ages. Unfortunately, many bike routes in San Francisco still don’t have protected bikeways, so people driving and biking need to be extra careful to avoid dangerous interactions — like unsafe turning or the door zone (two of the top causes of injury to people biking). From staying out of the door zone to how to avoid dooring as the driver, here’s what you need to know about how to avoid dooring. Plus, what to do if you are doored, and how to help ensure the driver is cited.
Family Biking Tip: Bike to Day Camp!
Thursday, August 14 6-8PM The Dolan Law Firm, 1438 Market St.
Have you been a member for 10 or more years? If so, you’re invited to join us for a fun and inspiring evening honoring the SF Bicycle Coalition members with a decade or more of supporting better biking under their belts. 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-plus members!
You’re Never Too Old to Learn to Ride a Bike
We’re thrilled to see the Embarcadero project finally moving forward. With the first open house completed last week and the planning process underway, we thought we’d take this time to look back at the history of the Embarcadero. Check out this great Streetfilms about the removal of the freeway and start to a more people-friendly Embarcadero. You might recognize some of the long-time bike and livable streets advocates who are interviewed.
Tuesday, July 29
Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop
Thursday, July 31
Artspan Artist Mixer - Bike to Sketch*
6-8PM Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
Pack your sketch book and ride your bike! Meet ArtSpan and fellow artists in front of the Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate Part for a bike/nature/figure drawing activity. After sketching, the whole crew is invited to meet at Velo Rouge Cafe to share drawings, food and beverages sold at the cafe. Be sure to bring warm clothing, your bike lock and bike lights!
Tenacious Thread: Interview with Jewon Yu, Levi's Commuter Line*
6:30-9PM Zappos Labs, 49 Stevenson #950
Join us for an in-depth interview with global apparel designer JeWon Yu, well-known for her lead on the Levi’s Commuter Jean line. We’ll sit down with JeWon to discuss her background in apparel design, how she approaches and overcomes challenges within her work, her inspiration, and best tips for aspiring and professional designers in the field today.
Saturday, August 2
Marin Century Ride*
Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and make San Francisco great for bicycling!
Become a member and join a diverse group of people who are committed to transforming city streets into more dignified places to ride a bicycle. Add your voice and keep bike improvements moving forward in San Francisco!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
SFBC News: Think You Already Have Too Many Safe Bikeways? One Group Does.
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