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News, The Snitch San Francisco's Year in Biking

San Francisco's Year in Biking

Cyclists finally get a portion of their due.​Injunction Eased! Ridership Up! Is Tipping Point Near?On Aug. 6, 2010, a San Francisco judge lifted a ridiculous five-year court injunction that had prevented the city from making improvements to facilitate bicycle traffic.…
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News, The Snitch Tour de France Brought to You By ... A Palo Alto Biotech Startup?

Tour de France Brought to You By ... A Palo Alto Biotech Startup?

Officially speaking, the Tour de France -- which finished Sunday in Paris -- was brought to you by sponsors Carrefour supermarkets, Skoda cars and Vittel bottled water. Behind the scenes however, the physiology-defying, mountaintop-finish action of the race through the…
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News, The Snitch Media War: Blogger Criticizes Mainstream Media Worker's Bicycle. Ahhhh -- It's On!

Media War: Blogger Criticizes Mainstream Media Worker's Bicycle. Ahhhh -- It's On!

We mainstream media workers have suffered incessant pelting from bloggers, citizen journalists, pamphleteers, and others who seem delighted by the meltdown of the industry that employs us. Up until now, however, the critical onslaught has been (mostly) gentlemanly and businesslike,…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Decides on Bike Plan -- At Long Last -- at Friday Hearing

S.F. Decides on Bike Plan -- At Long Last -- at Friday Hearing

San Francisco's bike advocates are preparing tonight for the culmination of what could be called a long and uphill battle to implement a comprehensive Bike Plan for the city. Meanwhile, Bike Plan opponents, led by local gadfly Rob Anderson (although…
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News, The Snitch Local Mountain Bike Pioneer Gary Fisher Endows 'Chair In Kid Fun'

Local Mountain Bike Pioneer Gary Fisher Endows 'Chair In Kid Fun'

Gary Fisher, the local mountain bike luminary whose name is plastered on hundreds of thousands of bicycles worldwide, has endowed a San Francisco chair in kid fun, reports local bike shop owner Bradley Woehl.Well, it's not exactly a chair, as…
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News, The Snitch GPS Graffiti: San Francisco Man Creates Videogame Homages -- That You Can Bike

GPS Graffiti: San Francisco Man Creates Videogame Homages -- That You Can Bike

Yesterday we wrote about the nostalgia-inducing Market and Brady mural featuring 1980s videogame stalwarts Q-Bert and Donkey Kong Jr. Today we've learned of videogame "graffiti" on a larger scale -- 8.7 miles larger. With the aid of a GPS --…
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News, The Snitch Bay Guardian Confirms That Bicyclists (and Steven T. Jones) Are Morally Superior Beings

Bay Guardian Confirms That Bicyclists (and Steven T. Jones) Are Morally Superior Beings

Every day in San Francisco, hundreds of thousands of people do something good for the environment by taking Muni instead of driving their cars. These brave souls definitely don't ride Muni trains and buses without complaint; in fact, complaining about…
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