Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Bike Theft

On Bike Theft and Boneheads

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Flickr Photo: Jym Dyer Last week I did something wholly in opposition to the tenets of common sense cycling in a city: I left my quality bicycle locked up for four days in a high bicycle theft location, in this case on 24th Street right next to the BART station. You see, last Thursday afternoon, […]

When Old Parking Meter Poles Go, So Often Does Bike Parking

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Toronto’s Post and Ring solution for bicycle parking on old parking meter poles. Photo: David Baker When Oakland installed its first pay-and-display parking kiosks in early 2007, parking managers ordered employees to remove the heads of the approximately 5,000 single-space meters they were replacing. Just like other cities transitioning from using single-space parking meters to […]

Streetfilms: How Well is Your Bike Locked?

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Nearly five years ago, legendary NYC bike mechanic Hal Ruzal and I walked the streets surrounding Bicycle Habitat in Manhattan and graded the bike locking ability of New Yorkers – producing many humorous and enlightening anecdotes. The resulting video aired frequently on bikeTV and at many festivals, and because of it – Hal is still […]

Caltrain to Present Plan to Increase Bicycle Capacity

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Caltrain claims it "values bicycle commuters." In its goals and objectives the agency says "Caltrain must be a competitive alternative to traveling by automobile." That goal will be tested tomorrow when the agency presents its final plan to increase bicycle capacity on Caltrain to the Board of Directors. Advocates are frustrated it isn’t being made […]