Bicycle Coalition

  • News

    July 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Is CEQA Bad For Bike Projects?

    I wade into the ongoing debate over CEQA, with much unease. For starters, the minute that I start to explain that CEQA stands for the California Environmental Quality Act and that San Francisco City Hall's administration of that particular law is the subject of a long-running and heated political d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Q&A: Green Lane Project Explains How Bikes Are Actually Good for Business

    No matter the grade of the street, getting a separated bike lane installed anywhere in San Francisco is always an uphill battle -- literally. On Polk, local businesses have stalled an MTA proposal that hinted at the possibility of a cycle track, decrying the plan's removal of parking as an attack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Cars vs. Bikes: The Battle for Polk Street

    If you have both a car and a vested interest in actually being able to park it somewhere, it's possible you're feeling a little put upon these days. Indeed, such that San Francisco's War on Cars exists (and don't worry, it doesn't), the last week has seen major developments on three of its fronts. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Cyclists Aren't Just Stop Sign Blowing Pricks in Skinny Jeans

    I was waiting at a red light last week while on my way to meet some friends after work when a pedestrian in the crosswalk started talking to me. That, in and of itself, makes for a noteworthy event. Save to signal or, very occasionally, to register my profound displeasure with someone, I rarely int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Crash Course: Here's How to Drive With City Cyclists Without Killing Them

    Last week, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill that would require drivers in California to officially recognize that cyclists exist. Reading from Assembly Bill 840: This bill would require the [driver's license] examination to also include a test of the applicant's knowledg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Hey Cyclists, What Kind of City Do You Want?

    That seems to be the real question in the debate over the future of Market Street. And evidently, it's a question that we'll all have a chance to ponder for the rest of the decade; it was announced earlier this month that the project to rip up San Francisco's most important thoroughfare and put it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Students to Help San Francisco Solve Bicycle Parking Problems

    Hey, students, here's your chance to garner a decent amount of fame and money before the age of 30. Yerba Buena Community Benefit District is teaming up with the Bicycle Coalition and city planners to sponsor a student-only competition asking the city's budding architects to design a portable on-st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    How to Fix a Dangerous Intersection So Cyclists Don't Get Killed

    Good news for all cyclists who would really like to not get hit by a car this year. The notoriously menacing intersection at Octavia Boulevard and Market Street will finally get an automated traffic camera so catch those speeding drivers. After years of lobbying, legislative wrangling, and legal d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Missing From this Year's Bluegrass Festival: Hundreds of Bikes Hanging From Trees

    This year, no pick-your-own bike farm ​The San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks has taken steps to prevent a repeat of one of the most distinctive features of the 2009 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: Tree branches festooned with hundreds and hundreds of bicycles left by concertgoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    More Food Trucks, More Korean-Mexican Fusion, and Other SFoodie Highlights From This Week

    Kim Jong Grillin'/FacebookBest. Name. Ever.​Highlights from the blog this week:1. The biggest SFoodie news of the week: SF Cart Project's Matt Cohen finally got Rec and Parks, the various permitting agencies, and the trucks together to launch two more "Off the Grid" street-food gatherings in the U ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2010

    Path to Civility

    Cyclists jumping lights and drivers blocking bike lanes need to get cited.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Dinner with David Chiu Auctioned for $500. Batch of S'mores: $800.

    What might a developer, city contractor, union leader, or other person with a financial stake in the decisions of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pay for a one-on-one night on the town with the president of the board? It can cost millions to go through the political hoops necessary to get a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Why Must Bike Activists Continue to Roll Over the English Language?

    Dennis Herrera -- and his fun but ungrammatical T-shirtLook, we're tickled by Dennis Herrera's photo of himself showing up to work on a bicycle today -- he looks like he's getting ready to wave a kid around third base while coaching his son's Little League team, and we like that casual look in a cit ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007
  • News

    December 20, 2006

    They Put Up a Parking Lot

    Chris Daly made his rep getting arrested at a garage protest that somehow ended up creating a coffee kiosk

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2005

    The Giving Trees

    Mayor holds shovel

  • News

    October 6, 2004


    Duel for the soul of democracy

  • Culture

    August 27, 2003

    Free Spirits

    You have to be a little bit nuts -- in a good way -- to own an independent bookstore

  • News

    May 14, 2003

    Critical Masturbation

    The long-running pro-bike protest known as Critical Mass is a form of ritual self-abuse that hurts the cause of city cycling

  • News

    December 18, 2002

    Showing Segway the Highway

    San Francisco stays fit and comely by walking -- and by banning silly electric-powered scooters from the sidewalks

  • News

    June 7, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Free Taiwan; A Critical Examination of Cracker Morons and the Fall of the Roman Empire; Critical Mess; Death to the Deserving; Playing the Victim; Arrogant My Ass; Car Talk; A Parallel Universe; Released; Big Shoes; Both Sides Now

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    Spokesman Without a Cause

    For the media, Christian Lackner has equaled Critical Mass -- even though he's deeply disliked or feared by many cycling leaders

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