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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition - 8,000 strong?!

March 07, 2008 By: Peter Smith Category: Uncategorized

That’s a whole lot of members:

Through day-to-day advocacy, education, and working partnerships with government and community agencies, the SFBC is dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

Our active 8,000 members represent San Franciscans of all ages, from all neighborhoods, who are working towards more safe, efficient, and green ways to move around our city.

Because of our efforts, the number of residents biking for transportation has doubled in the past 10 years. Today, over 30,000 San Franciscans use bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. (Source: 2006 David Binder Poll)

The SFBC is the largest bicycle advocacy organization in the country - that’s no joke. That number - 8,000 - wow.

We just wanted to give a shout out - say ‘Thanks!’ for picking us up. Here’s the blurb from their weekly bulletin:

While it’s good to see the “Take Public Transit” option in addition to “Drive There” on Google Maps, you know we’d all like to see a “Bike There” option. If you agree, have a look at the Google Maps ‘Bike There’ website and then sign the petition. Thanks to SFBC members Chloe, Emily, Jeremiah, and Christopher for the tip.

Thanks for looking out, Chloe, Emily, Jeremiah, and Christopher - and to the folks who actually put together the newsletter/bulletin/website.

And thanks to Andy, bike commuter extraordinaire, for letting us know where that massive influx of Bay Area signatures originated. :)

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