Webinar watch: Wisdom from San Francisco

July 17, 2014

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer

Another day on Market Street.

A free webinar next week will share some of the secrets of San Francisco’s bike success.

After emerging from a crippling four-year injunction that perversely interpreted environmental regulations to block bike improvements in one of America’s best bike cities, San Francisco has spent the last four years making up for lost time in its infrastructure upgrades.

It’s worked. By this spring, on the city’s Bike to Work Day, three out of four vehicles during rush hour on Market Street was a bicycle.

That’s one of the wonderful outcomes of San Francisco’s “Connecting the City” campaign, which has used a network of neighborhood greenways and protected bikeways to boost both bike ridership and the activities of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. It’s also the subject of a free July 23 webinar presented by the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

To spread the word about that and other webinars, we’ve created a new page on our website that includes webinars, past and future, about issues related to protected bike lanes. We’ll also continue posing about these opportunities here on the blog.

The Green Lane Project is a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for our weekly news digest about protected bike lanes. Story tip? Write [email protected]

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