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2010 SF Bike Expo

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On November 6th 2010, the 3rd annual San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle Expo will return at Cow Palace.

If you missed last years event, make sure to mark the date on your calendar. The 2010 SF Bike Expo has a total of 8 main events (listed below):

1. Andrew Taylor’s Showdown: San Francisco’s Only Mountain Bike Dirt Jump Comp
2. Pedal Savvy Fashion Show: A true bike fashion resource by Gwen Lee Productions.
3. The Cross Palace Cyclocross Race: A huge hit at the 2009 introduction! The race produced by Santa Rosa’s Bike Monkey actually goes in and back out of the Cow Palace.
4. BMX Jam: Hosted by local apparel leaders Avant Garde.
5. Low Rider Arcade: Art meets passion as the low rider community shows off their work.
6. Behind Bars Inc. Custom and Vintage Bicycle Show: Classic metal and insane creations hosted by San Jose’s Behind Bars.
7. Vendor Expo Area: The…

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Bike Lanes go Green in San Francisco

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Bike lanes go green in San Francisco 300x225   Bike Lanes go Green in San FranciscoThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) added green paint on the bicycle only lanes on Market Street from Gough Street eastbound. The new lanes are in line with SFMTA’s Sustainable Streets division. With a go-signal from Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, different pavement colors are allowed to be tried on the bike lanes to make it easier to distinguish the bicycle-only area. This applies also to Calm the Safety Zones and other areas in the city.

Deputy Director for Sustainable Streets Timothy Papandreou explains that the bicycle injunction was partially lifted to allow work on the new lanes. “It’s our first step and we’re really excited about it…It may attract more people to cycling so it will help us meet our sustainability goals”

The new changes also included numerous sharrows, bike racks and a bike box like the one on Scott Street at Oak Street. Installation of an on-street bike…

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Cycle Tracks iPhone App for San Francisco

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Cycle Tracks is a new iPhone App helping San Francisco bicyclists get around. What is so special about the Cycle Tracks iPhone App, well it uses your iPhone GPS to record your bicycling routes, shows maps of your rides, and ultimately help transportation planners make San Francisco more bike friendly. When your done riding, your route is sent to San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and from their they will use this as data. You may have already thought that this iPhone application does not mean “change” will happen, and indeed we would have to agree, but this is a step in the right direction.

Source: Tree Hugger

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