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Where is the best possible place you could put the city bike share racks now being installed all over the city of San Francisco?
Think about it
updated, the first damage reported on the bikes in the first 24 hours, three blocks away.
update September 5, 2013, less than a week later, the first bike theft reported in the Mission
updated September 6th, 2013, Stanley Roberts of ‘People Behaving Badly’ caught people doing strange things to the bike share racks at, where else, 7th and Market. And another bike theft reported in the Mission
A bicyclist was killed at 6th and Folsom yesterday. She has now been identified as Amelie Le Moullac and this is the memorial at 6th and Folsom
updated August 21, 2013> there is a developing story about a nearby video that surfaced
Lots of cameras at the 20th anniversary of Critical mass in San Francisco. This video is at Grant and Market and doesn’t show the whole thing, but it’s 20 minutes long. It took 30+ minutes for everyone to pass, so it gives a pretty good idea of how many thousands of bikes there were. The time on the video is off by one hour. It should be 7pm, not 6pm The photos are from Justin Herman Plaza just before it began
San Francisco originated the bike protest ‘critical mass’ in 1992, and September 2012 is the 20th anniversary ride
But the very first mass bike protest in San Francisco was almost 100 years earlier on July 25, 1896. This was published in the San francisco Call, July 26, 1896 and can be viewed at the Library of Congress
Biking the South Fork of the American River Trail, hunting for meteorites in Coloma, and visiting Sutter’s Mill and Placerville
With the slowly evolving quality of public transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, a big question I always have is ‘how far can you go without a car’, either on a day trip or short weekend camping or maybe a little more, with only a bicycle
It is possible now to get to Folsom or Placerville from San Francisco without a car in four hours. This has been described a few years ago in the Bay Guardian and now there’s updates.
You can take Amtrak with a bicycle from Oakland or Richmond BART to Sacramento in under 2 hours on the Capitol Corridor for 37 dollars. From there you have two choices close by in downtown Sacramento. You can take the Folsom 507 train to Folsom which has bike racks on the train (unlike Muni) or there is a commuter bus from Sacramento to Placerville on weekdays, or you can transfer at Folsom and use the Iron Point Connector to travel all the way to Pollock Pines which is at 4000 feet up in the Sierras. All of this is on El Dorado Transit You can also bike along the American River from Sacramento to Folsom. There is a bike trail the whole way
But what I did was take the train to Folsom and biked all the way up to Folsom Lake via Salmon Falls road to the Salmon Falls Bridge. The newly opened South Fork American River Trail which is the heart of gold panning country along that river and where gold was discovered in 1849. This is also the same area where parts of the Sutter’s Mill meteorite exploded and landed
The South Fork of the American River get’s the 1989 Marin Pine Mountain steel frame San Francisco bike messenger trash bike treatment. The same trash bike that was stolen and recovered in South of Market
Ah, no, this isn’t San Francisco, it’s Vilnius, Lithuania. Let’s find out what the San Francisco mayoral candidates think about this
From the New York Times
Fed up with the number of luxury vehicles parking in a bike path along a main thoroughfare in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, the city’s mayor, Arturas Zuokas, released a video in which he uses some military-grade machinery to crush an illegally parked Mercedes Benz.
“Mayor Zuokas wanted his message to be loud and clear that the city will not tolerate brazen and disrespectful behavior by drivers who disobey parking rules,” his spokeswoman, Irma Juskenaite, told the Guardian. “The mayor hopes that he will not have to repeat his performance,” she said, “although he says that he is prepared to do so.”
Posted on the mayor’s YouTube channel and clearly staged, the gonzo public service announcement quickly struck a nerve online, drawing some to imagine their own cities’ mayors in such a role.
456 rads per minute to be exact
San Francisco bike thieves – you do not want this bike…In fact, just stay 50 feet away and you’ll be just fine….yep the U-Lock, saddle bags (paniers), wheels and water bottle are contaminated too…better off to just keep walking
my new 20 year old rad bike is the hottest thing on the market….as in overheating and having a meltdown and you better run