Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Athletes and Celebrities

LeBron and Friends Reclaim Miami’s Streets in New Ad

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Looks like the new LeBron James Nike ad that debuted during “Sunday Night Football” was at least in part the star’s idea. The spot portrays the two-time NBA champion performing his off-season workout regimen, accompanied by hundreds of kids and adults on bikes as he rides through Miami. Bystanders watch or join in as the […]

Bike Activism Wins Championships

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I normally root for the underdog in the NBA Finals unless the Knicks are the favorites (like that will ever happen). And I would have enjoyed seeing Tim Duncan claim one more ring. But I’ve had a soft spot for LeBron, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers since the news broke last year that they like […]

Campaign Enlists Comedians to Curb Reckless Teen Driving

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The Ad Council has some new material in its campaign aimed at teenage drivers. In these spots, a comedic actor (Fred Willard in the ad above) in the backseat of a car with three teens cajoles or threatens the driver into slowing down or minding the road. The gist of the campaign, corresponding with the […]

Bike Parking on Steroids

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  "Cyclists are so used to doing with scraps and they’ve been that way for so long that they are shocked when they get anything that satisfies their needs." Barry Bonds may almost have the home run record, but the San Francisco Giants have another milestone that is much more admirable: the first free, convienent, […]