SFBC Treehouse Talk: Andy Clarke, League of American Bicyclists executive director

"Join Bay Area bicycling bigwheels at this briefing with League of American Bicyclists‘ executive director Andy Clarke, direct from Washington, DC. Hear the latest about the federal transportation bill and what it could mean for bicycling and livable streets, learn about LAB’s legislative and policy initiatives, explore the intersections between local and national bike advocacy. Bring your bike upstairs and relax."

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CA Bike Coalition Refutes CHP’s Claims About 3-Foot Passing Law

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This article is re-published with permission from the California Bicycle Coalition blog. Update: Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed the 3-foot passing bill. His statement can be found here [PDF].  The California Bicycle Coalition has compiled evidence showing that 3-foot-passing laws haven’t had any negative impacts on traffic flows in other states that have enacted these […]

Lessons from Copenhagen for Bicycling in the Bay Area

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Bicyclists — and blue bike lanes and physically separated bikeways — abound in Copenhagen, where biking makes up 37 percent of the trips to work and school. Photos by Leah Shahum Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of dispatches from Copenhagen and Amsterdam from Leah Shahum, the executive director of the San […]

In Surprise Appearance, Ray LaHood Caps Off National Bike Summit

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Photo by Jeffrey Martin courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists.  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a surprise visit to the closing reception of the National Bike Summit last night, speaking to a record crowd of bicycle advocates and industry representatives, many of whom spent the day swarming the halls of the Capitol as part […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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There are scores of livable streets-related happenings in San Francisco and around the Bay Area every month. Since not all of them get the attention they deserve, we’ll be highlighting Streetsblog Calendar listings in a new Monday post. Here’s a taste of what’s going on in livable streets events this week. Tuesday: SFBC Treehouse Talk […]

SFPD Numbers Confirm Cops Targeting Bicyclists on Market Street

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Despite the department’s insistence that officers are not targeting bicyclists on Market Street, new numbers from the San Francisco Police Department confirm that cops are going after people on bikes following two high-profile crashes. Last Friday, as part of SFPD’s traffic safety campaign [pdf], officers beefed up enforcement at 5th and Market and issued a […]