SFBC working to ensure that new Octavia design works for bikes
This April the sun shone on the intersection of Market and Octavia Streets for the first time in 44 years as the Central Freeway came crashing down in a spectacular shower of concrete and rebar.

Bike to Work Day 2003: Thousands of Cyclists Arrive at Work Energized!
Mayor Willie Brown, Supervisors Matt Gonzalez, Aaron Peskin, Fiona Ma, and Gerardo Sandoval, along with about 50,000 other San Franciscans, discovered how to start the workday right by cycling to work on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 15.

bike lane Celebrating the City's Newest Bike Lanes
You may have noticed feeling happier on your bike lately as you pedal through SOMA and the Richmond District. New bike lanes are being striped on Cabrillo and 7th Streets!

Green Party Makes the Eco-Move
To observe the upcoming Earth Day, Susan King, move coordinator for the San Francisco Green Party, came up with the wonderful idea to make the relocation an eco-demonstration project by using only bikes and trailers.

Near and Dear Escapes: The Bike/Train Combo
Looking for an out-of-town get-away but not ready to ride your bike the whole way? Let Amtrak and Caltrain help!

Bike Plan Update: Full Steam Ahead!
As you've read in previous issues of the Tube Times, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is spearheading community planning and outreach for the City's official Bike Plan Update-and oh boy, does the community have a lot to say about bike issues!

Golden Wheel Awards: A golden send off for SFBC's former E.D.
Held on a blustery but beautiful evening on May 1 on the scenic top floor of the LGBT Community Center, the 2003 Golden Wheel Awards ceremony and reception was a fabulous party and an overwhelming success.

A Thousand Thanks to Our Tube Times Volunteers
As another issue of the Tube Times rolls of the press, we'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many volunteers who make it all possible.

PacBell Park SFBC Bike Parking at the Ballpark
Run by SFBC bike parking guru Kash since the stadium first opened in 2000, free, secure, covered bike parking is available at every Giants home game.

SFBC Mayoral Endorsement: Stay Tuned and Get Involved!
As a recent San Francisco Examiner article states, the SFBC is expected to be a "political force to be reckoned with in the upcoming mayoral race." The next mayor, to be elected in November 2003, will have a significant impact on the safety and accommodation of bicyclists.

The Tube Times Swervey: The Worst Streets to Ride in San Francisco
Swer•vey \'swr-'vA\ (n): A survey taken on the streets of San Francisco by SFBC volunteers who grab passing bicyclists-sometimes causing them to swerve to avoid hitting us-in order to ask questions about bicycling in the city.