Commuting to work in downtown San Francisco on a bike has its drawbacks — figuring out where to lock it up, and risking whether it will be stolen or vandalized.
As bicycling becomes more popular, so does the importance of bike accommodations.
As soon as January, San Francisco’s downtown building owners could be required to allow employees to bring their bicycles into offices, or provide secure storage onsite or within 750 feet of a building. Read More
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a politically influential organization with over 10,000 members, has announced its preferred candidates for mayor.John Avalos, a member of the progressive bloc of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was endorsed as the top choice for the bike coalition. Fellow Supervisor David Chiu ranked second, and current interim mayor Ed Lee came in third (the coalition only listed three endorsements). Read More
San Francisco community leaders and planners will meet today to brainstorm on Market Street’s future at a lunchtime forum.Event planners referred to Market Street as “a critical artery where much of the city’s transit infrastructure comes together” in a statement. Organizers said they are hoping today’s forum will help launch ideas for ways the street can be transformed from a transit hub to a destination location. Read More
FRIDAY NIGHT Eating Food: With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, consider the classic fare served at the Irish Bank pub and restaurant. The fish and chips, Irish stew and corned beef and cabbage are exemplary. DrinkingMeet Your Mixologist: John Lillis, a native of Ireland and a second-generation barkeep, oversees the drinks at the Irish Times, The City’s newest Irish bar in the heart of the Financial District. Read More
Friday nightEating Food: Meat eaters will enjoy the options at Beast and Hare created by chef-owner Ian Marks. House-made charcuterie, fried chicken, bone marrow and duck confit are menu standouts. DrinkingMeet your Mixologist: At Hog & Rocks, a new spot in the Mission, bar manager Joe Summa pours many kinds of whiskeys to match regional flavors of the restaurant’s often-changing ham-and-oyster menu. On the town Read More
About one bicycle per day is reported stolen to San Francisco police — a figure that does not account for the many more thefts that go unreported.
The Examiner obtained Police Department figures showing 155 bicycles were reported stolen between Jan. 1 and May 31, with the most, 30, missing from the Mission district, followed by 19 in the South of Market neighborhood and nine in the Upper Market and Castro area. Read More
Sting operations using high-tech devices to nab bicycle thieves will be conducted by police in a move to curb the thefts as bicycle commuting increases in The City.
Transponders that allow electronic tracking by police will be hidden on decoy bicycles positioned to be stolen, according to preliminary plans by police and bicycle advocates. The program is expected to begin this summer. Read More