Tuesday, July 14, 2009

East Oakland Rides

It's going down! July 25th 2pm Lake Merritt 468 Perkins St. You don't want to miss this!! its going to be off the chain!!!

Bikes 4 Life 2nd Annual Peace Bike Ride ending at Defremery Park 3pm 1651 Adeline St Oakland
in collaboration w/ 100 yr anniversary of Oakland Park & Rec (celebration, food, and entertainment)

for more info email admin@bikes4life.com
510-238-8080 ext. 310

Friday, July 10, 2009

San Francisco bike culture matures as bike plan is adopted

After nearly three years of stalemate due to a court injunction, the San Francisco Bicycle Plan has its environmental impact report unanimously certified by the Planning Department and is adopted by the Municipal Transportation Agency.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition turned out over two hundred supporters for the MTA meeting to speak in favor of the plan. Friends of Bikescape, Nancy Botkin and Mike Smith joined me and my partner Karen Franklin to discuss how the meeting went and how bike advocacy has changed over the last decade. Interspersed in this informal discussion are audio clips from the meeting.

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Photo from the sfbc flickr pool by Rhonda Winter

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

KQED discussion about San Francisco Bike Plan

While you wait for my take on last week's MTA meeting that approved the log stalled San Francisco Bicycle plan, here's an hour long round table discussion that aired this morning on KQED's Forum.

Guests were
• Charlie O'Hanlon, owner of Charlie's Place on 17th St. in San Francisco
• Jamie Whitaker, vice president of the Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association
• Judson True, media relations manager for the San Francisco MTA
• Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Rachel Gordon, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
Rob Anderson, party to the litigation of the EIR, blogger and anti-bicycling activist