Wednesday, September 13, 2006

SF bikers paving the way

After 10 years of organizing, lobbying, wheelin' and dealin', San Francisco bikers are beginning to make their mark, demanding the respect and resources they need for a safer, oil-free commute.

Last year, 11 city supervisors voted unanimously on a 5-year plan to improve the city's cycling infrastructure, creating bicycle pathways, more bike parking, official bike routes, and more bike racks on buses.

There are of course naysayers - they've even filed a lawsuit, hearing scheduled for Sept. 13th. That's today!

We'll be rooting for them down here in LA - the plan, and the effort behind it, serve as a good model for other cities looking to get people outta their metal boxes and off of petroleum. I'll keep tabs on what happens.......

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