SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at Opening Festivities at Rob Hill Campground

"The SFBC will be parking bicycles at the opening of the Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio, the only place to get a wilderness camping experience overnight (officially) in San Francisco."

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JFK Drive Bikeway Promises Pleasant Travel in Golden Gate Park

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As early as this spring, residents and tourists could be enjoying a world-class bi-directional, physically-separated bikeway along a 1.5 -mile stretch of Golden Gate Park’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Drive as part of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s (SFBC) Connecting the City campaign for a network of routes safe and comfortable enough for an eight […]

BART Staff Opposes Rush Hour Bike Access on Rear Cars

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BART staff has shot down a proposal from Director Robert Raburn to allow commuters to bring bicycles aboard the back cars of rush hour trains. In a memo [pdf] to the BART Board, Executive Planning and Budget Manager Carter Mau recommended maintaining the current policy, which prohibits bicycles aboard its most crowded trains during peak […]

An Emerging New Bike Plan for San Francisco is a Bold Path Forward

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After four years of an agonizing bicycle injunction that prevented the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) from adding any significant improvements to the city’s bike network, a judge earlier this year finally freed the SFMTA to begin building out the city’s long-promised Bicycle Plan. In short order, the SFMTA made some very noticeable improvements, […]

Detailed Polk Street Designs: Plans for Safe Bicycling Still “Lackluster”

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The SFMTA and the Planning Department presented detailed plans for Polk Street at the project’s final open house meeting yesterday. The new aspects include specific locations of bulb-outs, dedicated bicycle signals, left turn prohibitions, loading zones, and new trees and landscaping. Plans to improve bicycle infrastructure are still composed of a mix of protected, buffered, […]

Saving Life and Limb By Avoiding the Door Zone

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DIY Door Zone stencil from Portland, OR. Photo: BikePortland.org Many urban cyclists have a tale to tell about a car door that swung out into their path and nearly knocked them from their bikes. Hopefully, the story ends there, with no injuries or further harm. Some haven’t been so lucky, however, as they’ve been thrown […]