Announcing Our 2016 Golden Wheel Awardees

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition invites you to join us on Wed., July 13 as we celebrate the 24th annual Golden Wheel Awards. We’re returning to the newly renovated Green Room at the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, right across Van Ness Avenue from City Hall. This year, we’ve chosen to honor two leaders in our movement for a more bike-friendly San Francisco: Nicole Ferrara, Executive Director of Walk San Francisco; and Assemblymember Phil Ting.

Nicole Ferrara, Executive Director, Walk SF

Nicole Ferrara

For her work fighting to make Vision Zero a reality in San Francisco, and for her support of projects and public spaces that promote active transportation and benefit people who walk and bike, the SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to award Nicole Ferrara with a 2016 Golden Wheel Award. Nicole is the Executive Director of Walk San Francisco and has worked tirelessly to win San Francisco’s adoption of Vision Zero, build a Vision Zero Coalition of community-based organizations, change policies to prioritize people on foot, and win funding for improvements to the walking environment. Nicole is the chair of the Vision Zero Network’s Advisory Committee and serves on the board for the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

Assemblymember Phil Ting

Phil Ting

For his leadership locally and in Sacramento to encourage biking, including his authorship of AB 40, which bans tolls on people biking and walking across Bay Area bridges including the Golden Gate Bridge, the SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to award Assemblymember Phil Ting with a 2016 Golden Wheel Award. After serving as San Francisco’s Assessor-Recorder, Phil Ting was elected to the State Assembly in 2012, representing the 19th Assembly District which spans the west side of San Francisco as well as parts of San Mateo County. In addition to his many legislative accomplishments, Assemblymember Ting hosts an annual family bicycle safety fair in partnership with Safe Routes to Schools and the SF Bicycle Coalition. He is currently sponsoring state legislation to clarify the California Vehicle Code to encourage more bicycling.

To buy your tickets and to find out more information about sponsoring our event, visit our Golden Wheel Awards page.

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