Saturday April 15, 2017
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
José Ortega Elementary School
400 Sargent St.
San Francisco, CA
Kick off San Francisco Bike and Roll to School Week and come learn about bike safety, Safe Routes to School and legislation that affects the community.
NO NEED TO BRING A BIKE. Bikes will be available to borrow.
- Obstacle course
- Learn to ride a bike
- Helpful safety information
- Safe routes to school
- Free bike tune-ups for the first 20 signups
- Free bicycle bell (while supplies last)
- Free helmets (while supplies last)
- Free MUNI & Bike Route maps
Thank you to our partners: José Ortega Elementary School PTA, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco Safe Routes to School, the Presidio YMCA’s YBike Program, Recology, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the San Francisco Department of the Environment, Clif Bar, Bay Area Bike Mobile and Sports Basement
For questions or more information, call (415) 557-2312.
Public Transportation: Muni 29-line at Vernon St. or Victoria St., and the Muni M-line at Arch Street.
Assembly Bill 694 (Ting) would allow bicyclists full use of a lane of travel if the lane is too narrow for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to safely travel next to each other. Most roadways in California lack bicycle lanes, so bicyclists must share the travel lane with motor vehicles. This law will make bicycling safer, and as studies have shown, when bicycling is made safer and easier, more people take more trips by bicycle. This takes cars off the road and improves public health.
Assembly Bill 1103 (Olbernolte/Ting) is a bipartisan bill that would bring the “Idaho Stop” to California. For 35 years, it has been the law in Idaho that bicycles can treat a stop sign as a yield sign if it is safe to do so. After passage of the law, the amount of bicycle injuries in the state declined by almost 15%. By reducing the number of stops a bicyclist makes, research shows that injuries can be reduced by up to 55%, as bicyclists spend less time in intersections. This bill would also encourage bicyclists to use side streets instead of busier streets with stop lights, as this bill only applies to stop signs, not stop lights.