“If the increase continues, the time is not very distant when not to own and ride a bicycle will be a confession that one is not able-bodied, is exceptionally awkward, or is hopelessly belated.” —“The Bicycle Festival,” July 13, 1895 New York Times The bicycle came to San Francisco during the last quarter of the […]
Banner at Car-Free Vancouver Day The organization fighting the massive freeway plan in Vancouver I’m just back from a fantastic five-day visit to Vancouver to help celebrate and publicly ponder Car-Free Vancouver Day. The event started six years ago along East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive (“the Drive” as it is often called there). It has grown […]
The BP oil spill goes on. And on. We watch the oil on live web cam pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. And we watch. Political rage is muted, practical responses even more distant. What to do? How do we “take action” on something like this? How can individuals meaningfully respond to this catastrophe? Stop driving? Boycott one brand of gas? Stop buying things made of plastic?
Imagine the Wiggle as fully green bikeway, with agriculture and an open creek instead of cars! He skirted Market Pond and made his way up to the Wiggle. Passing through a green arching gate he rolled along next to a long aging wall that had seen better days. On the other side of the wall […]
In some cities people are so desperate for bike lanes they’ll mark their own. Elizabeth Press of Streetfilms in New York City, on the other hand, had this to say about the work the NYC Department of Transportation has been doing in her city: "It feels like every time I get on my bike there […]
Photos by Bryan Goebel We’ve written before about obstructions caused by motorcycle cops parked in the bike lane (and the SFPD generally doesn’t have a good reputation among cyclists), but yesterday around 4:30 p.m. — a few hours after Sunday Streets wrapped up — I spotted a cop parked in the bike lane on Valencia […]