SFBC Treehouse Talk: Bike Plan 2009 – the rest of the Plan

"We’ve adopted the SF Bike Plan and approved dozens of near-term
improvement projects for the Bike Network, hooray! But what’s in the
rest of the Bike Plan? Bikes on Muni? Colored pavement for bike lanes?
Physically separated bikeways? Bike boulevards? All this and many more
actions and initiatives for better biking in San Francisco are in the
Plan. Join us for this conversation with SFBC and City staff to learn
what else is in the Bike Plan and how we can make it real."

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