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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:59:55 PDTThis showed up on StreetsblogSF. It originates with NYCBike Maps. The video shows how New York is on the forefront of cutting-edge street design with its separated bike lanes, car-free pedestrian walk ways and plazas. If we can make it there, we can make it anywhere!
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:31:02 PDTThere will be an excellent podcast with former Bogata Columbia mayor Enrique Peñalosa eventually after I take care of some family issues, I promise! In the meantime, listen to this great NPR segment about biking in NY with The Bike Snob.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:12:58 PDTIt's going down! July 25th 2pm Lake Merritt 468 Perkins St. You don't want to miss this!! its going to be off the chain!!!
Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:45:48 PDTAfter 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.Download the mp3 orsubscribe to Bikescape in itunesPhoto from the sfbc flickr pool by Rhonda Winter [...]
Wed, 01 Jul 2009 13:55:05 PDTWhile you wait for my take on last week's MTA meeting that approved the log stalled San Francisco Bicycle plan, here's an hour long round table discussion that aired this morning on KQED's Forum.
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:21:04 PDTOn June 26, 2009, the SFMTA Board unanimously voted to adopt the long delayed Bike Plan and gave the green light to 45 new bike lanes. This was the result of three years of intense SF Bicycle Coalition advocacy culminating with a very impressive show of grassroots support at the MTA meeting where over to hundred supporters showed up to speak.
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 01:54:09 PDTCourtesy of Urban Repairs.
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:40:14 PDTAnother year goes by and another bigger and better Bike to Work Day beats expectations. We visit the San Francisco City College Campus and chat with Gus from The Bikery. Then we bike across town to hand out goodies at the Chinatown energizer station where we meet San Francisco's only car-free supervisor, Board President David Chiu.But its not all about bikes! It seems that across the nation, just when transit use is unprecedentedly high, fares are going up and service is getting cut. We go to protest SF's transit budget and meet with Supervisor John Avalos as we walk to confront MTA Director Nat Ford.Also, we've got lots of news about upcoming events such as Sunday Streets in the Mission. I dropped in som audio from the last Sunday Streets event where we encountered the piano bike.Download the mp3 orsubscribe to Bikescape in itunesPhoto by Greg Z [...]
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:45:26 PDTRecently I was in Sacramento where coincidentally the Amgen Tour of California was holding its opening time trial. I stopped into the R-16 bar to have a few beers with some of my favorite bloggers. It was noisy. There was beer.Still, I think the conversations I had with Paul Dorn from the Bike Commute Tips Blog, (right) Fritz from Cycleicious, and David Bernstein, voice of the Fredcast (left) are worth a listen. (That's your host with the headphones!)Download the mp3 orsubscribe to Bikescape in itunesPhoto on left by Andrew Conway. The one on the right by Fritz [...]
Sat, 07 Mar 2009 17:00:30 PSTA visit with family offers a chance to report from Hong Kong. We visit the densest square kilometer on Earth then ride in bike paradise Lantau Island. Along the way, we meet Martin Turner of the Hong Kong Bicycle Alliance and stop in at the stylish RodaFixa bike shop.Then back home in San Francisco, The Bicycle Coalition kicks off the Big 56 Campaign as the long awaited Bike Plan awakes from the court injunction.Pictured: Brian and Woods from hkfixedDownload the mp3 orsubscribe to Bikescape in itunes [...]
Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:49:05 PSTFrom the Bike Commute Tips blog:
Fri, 06 Feb 2009 02:12:32 PSTI'm on vacation visiting family in Hong Kong and I couldn't resist shooting some geeky transportation videos to post here. Bear in mind that these were shot on a cheap casio camera that I only just learned could be used for video. So its rough but hopefully illustrative of my uninformed impressions.Where are the bikes, you ask? Stay tuned for a full on audio podcast to come some time in the next month.Here are some off-the-cuff impressions of high density living, Hong Kong style in the upper crusty Mid Levels neighborhood Here's a view of De Voeux Street taken from above on a pedestrian walkwayA ride on the MTR, the privately operated subway system which is more like a horizontal elevator than a train.The MTR is always clean, cheap and efficient and the advertising is entertaining too!If you have some time, the "ding ding" streetcars are a treat.Here's a longer video from the shotgun seat on top as we trundle down De Voeux Street.Some shaky video of the streets of Kowloon in the densest square mile on earth.[...]
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:15:58 PSTIn this episode we welcome the legendary Gary Fisher to the show for a long, rambling chat. We talk about growing up in Marin County during the dawn of mountain biking, the growth of the industry he and his friends started. We also touch on the future of bicycling as the business gears up to tap the new markets that want bicycles for every day transportation and the massive infrastructure changes that will be necessary.After the interview there's an update on the Octavia Blvd and Market Street intersection where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority want to remove a hard won bike lane. Download the mp3 orsubscribe to Bikescape in itunesPhoto courtesy Fisher Bikes [...]
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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:11:49 PSTTim and Cindy Travis have been on the road on their bikes since 2001. They checked in with Bikescape when they passed through San Francisco. Here's the interview.Download the mp3 orsubscribe to Bikescape in itunesVisit Tim and Cindy's website to stay in touch with their travels and order their books here. The first chapter of The Road That Has No End is available in audio format!Bikescape is now a member of the Streetsblog Network!Transportation for America is the antidote to the Freeway lobby. [...]