Friday, July 10, 2009

San Francisco bike culture matures as bike plan is adopted

After nearly three years of stalemate due to a court injunction, the San Francisco Bicycle Plan has its environmental impact report unanimously certified by the Planning Department and is adopted by the Municipal Transportation Agency.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition turned out over two hundred supporters for the MTA meeting to speak in favor of the plan. Friends of Bikescape, Nancy Botkin and Mike Smith joined me and my partner Karen Franklin to discuss how the meeting went and how bike advocacy has changed over the last decade. Interspersed in this informal discussion are audio clips from the meeting.




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Photo from the sfbc flickr pool by Rhonda Winter

9 comments:

revphil said...

great news. I was practically speechless when i heard yalls were having to prove the positive environmental impacts of bicycling.

Bike Lanes, Bike Racks, Bike Polo

bring it!

jon said...

Good to know you're listening Rev! Do you remember meeting in LA once?

Now we have a chance to become another Portland. A very expensive Portland, I guess...

Anonymous said...

Thought you folks might like this panel discussion on City bike policy... It's hosted by Steve Jones of the SF Bay Guardian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a0RpfOA3kA

Enjoy!

Guerrilla Giving said...

congratulations! I've been watching with interest and disbelief that a city as progressive as SF could be strangleholded by such a strange injunction. Now you can get on with being the great activists you naturally are. All the best!

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