Tuesday, May 08, 2007

An Interview with San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick

How could transportation policy make a city not just more tolerable but a pleasant, more livable place for community? Bikescape gets some answers in an interview with San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick. Jake has learned in his travels around the world that car-centered planning leads only to congestion, waste, pollution and danger. We discuss the alternatives that can make the urban experience more convivial, like car free spaces, a charge to drive downtown and better transit.

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Jake mentioned the Paris Plage and London's congestion charge scheme.

Jack Thurston From London's Bike Show interviewed Erica Jobson of Futerra, the London-based sustainable development communications consultancy about London Mayor Ken Livingstone's plans for a green city.

Daniel Burnham's plan for San Francisco was shelved for expediency's sake after the 1906 earthquake.

Volunteer for Bike Month in NY and San Francisco.

The California Bicycle Coalition is pushing Assembly Bill 1358, the Complete Streets Bill.

Stay tuned for an episode on SF bike polo team and their trip to the championship match in

Photo of Jake Speaking for car-free Saturdays in Golden Gate Park curtesy SF Pix.