This is great. The biggest day in SF bikers came through and was voted yes! I was sad I could not attend as I was outside SF city limits for the morning of Friday, but Adrienne was there and a ton of local SF bike activists. I was so there in spirit. Great job to all, that have worked throughout this so hard in the last few months. Ride on!!
Here are a few great shots and articles by local fellow riders and bloggers:
Rhonda’s set on flickr: SFMTA Bike Plan Hearing
Brian’s and Matthew’s post on Streetsblog: hearing and approval
and from the SF chronicle: Transportation board approves SF bike plan
This morning I read this article and made me pretty sad. I know there is plenty of sad news out there in many subjects and many issues, but when a terrible loss like this happens in a quick second from the bike lane (Earlier this year RIP Jordan McKay), twists my heart. A hit-and-run? Just terrible. This happened in Port Costa, approx 30mi. Northeast of the city.
[Bicyclist killed by hit-run driver near Port Costa] A bicyclist who was struck and killed Monday evening by a hit-and-run driver on a rural road in northern Contra Costa County.
My prayers and thoughts are with his family & loved ones.
Be safe out there!♥
Not only is this local company (ran by the 5th generation) known for making your house parties better (local markets sell their super good chips and salsas). In 1999, they became internationally famous by being the place that offers you free food for life when you get their corn-rocket-sombrero-dude tattooed; due to popularity, they ceased the inking… Read the article, tattoo image included:[SFGate] 04/1999 .
This image is current, so let your skater friends know. Oh so much love from the Sanchezsss!!
I am quite happy that Bike To Work Day is mentioned in the article. I can personally say that it has been great to have volunteered (with the SF Bike Coalition) on that day for a number of years and along, meet people that were moving beyond cars even before the gas prices were the hot topic. On that note, still makes me happy that people are finding various ways to move around.
‹click photo/title for full San Francisco Chronicle/sfgate.com link›
Bay Area commuters moving beyond cars
by Michael Cabanatuan (Photo by Paul Chinn)
“…In San Francisco, a traffic count by the Municipal Transportation Authority in July found that during a one-hour stretch of the morning commute, there were more bicycles than cars, taxis, buses and streetcars heading eastbound on Market Street. According to Judson True, an authority spokesman, 509 bike riders were tallied compared with 400 cars, 43 taxis and 30 transit vehicles. On Bike to Work Day in May, he said, officials counted twice as many bikes as motorized vehicles…”
‹Photo/Excerpt by San Francisco Chronicle/sfgate.com›
One day while riding her bike in Mt.Tamalpais, Marin County resident Marilyn Price had an idea of getting kids and bicycles together. That idea shortly became Trips for Kids. Founded in 1986, and a non-profit since 1988, Trips for Kids has benefited more than 1200 kids annually.
Truly inspiring story. Click on image or here for the full San Francisco Chronicle article(by Shelah Moody, Chronicle Staff Writer).
Each week, The Chronicle features a Bay Area resident who has won a Jefferson Award for making a difference in his or her community. The awards are administered by the American Institute for Public Service, a national foundation that honors community service. Bay Area residents profiled in The Chronicle are also featured on CBS5-TV and KCBS-AM, which are Jefferson Award media partners, along with The Chronicle.