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Head Count: How Little We Know About the Mysterious Bikers in Our Midst!

Take a look at the available evidence and the conclusion is inescapable: San Francisco is a city of cyclists. Or it's not. Really, it depends on who you ask. Consult the 2011 Census figures, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency…
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News, The Snitch S.F.'s New Bike Counter Could Help Resolve Transportation Fracas

S.F.'s New Bike Counter Could Help Resolve Transportation Fracas

Take a look at the available evidence and the conclusion is inescapable: San Francisco either is or is not a city of cyclists. Really, it depends on who you ask. Consult the number-crunchers behind the 2011 Census figures, the SFMTA…
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Pedal Power: Finally, Biking Can Charge Your Phone

When Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt launched the Kickstarter campaign for their "Siva Cycle Atom," they gave themselves a month to amass $85,000. Two days later, they'd raised more than $58,000. The masses (at least, those among them willing to…
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News, The Snitch Hipsters, Rejoice! You Can Now Charge Your Smartphone While Riding Your Fixie.

Hipsters, Rejoice! You Can Now Charge Your Smartphone While Riding Your Fixie.

When Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt launched the Kickstarter campaign for their "Siva Cycle Atom" on Tuesday morning, they gave themselves a month to amass $85,000. When I spoke to Latzke yesterday afternoon, some 54 hours later, they'd raised more…
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Voting With Your Feet: The Three Camps at War Over the City's Mobility

It's always surprising how any discussion about cycling can devolve into a squabble over city planning. But, says Jason Henderson, an associate professor of geography at SF State, the "allocation of street space" is an inherently political proposition. Henderson is…
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News, The Snitch <i>Street Fight </i> Details the Fight Over Politics and Mobility in S.F.

Street Fight Details the Fight Over Politics and Mobility in S.F.

I ride a bike for many reasons --and almost all of them are boring. Convenience, independence, a desire to be passably healthy and to spend as little money as possible on my own transportation -- all of these factors contribute…
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News, The Snitch Is CEQA Bad For Bike Projects?

Is CEQA Bad For Bike Projects?

I wade into the ongoing debate over CEQA, with much unease. For starters, the minute that I start to explain that CEQA stands for the California Environmental Quality Act and that San Francisco City Hall's administration of that particular law…
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News, The Snitch Q&A: Green Lane Project Explains Why Bikes Are Actually Good for Business

Q&A: Green Lane Project Explains Why Bikes Are Actually Good for Business

No matter the grade of the street, getting a separated bike lane installed anywhere in San Francisco is always an uphill battle. On Polk, local businesses have stalled an MTA proposal that hinted at the possibility of a cycle track,…
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News, The Snitch Space -- The Final Frontier

Space -- The Final Frontier

Musketeers. Little Pigs. The number of polyester-era sitcom stars before you officiallyhave "Company." Many things seem to come in threes -- just hopefully not gubernatorialvetoes of legislation intended to keep bicyclists safe.Acting on the proposition that the third time really…
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News, The Snitch Cars vs. Bikes: The Battle for Polk Street

Cars vs. Bikes: The Battle for Polk Street

If you have both a car and a vested interest in actually being able to park it somewhere, it's possible you're feeling a little put upon these days. Indeed, such that San Francisco's War on Cars exists (and don't worry,…
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News, The Snitch Here's Why You Should Love Having Bikes on BART

Here's Why You Should Love Having Bikes on BART

Heads up, BART riders: the cyclists are coming. Once again, BART has decided to temporarily drop its rush-hour bike blackouts and open its (often dysfunctional) doors to pedalers for the morning and evening crush. As seasoned BART riders already know,…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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