Meet our new Executive Director: Christopher White

After a thorough search process, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors is excited to announce Christopher White as the next executive director.

Christopher White has been at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for seven years, starting as the Program Coordinator for our Adult Bicycle Education program. Over the years he progressed into a leadership role, ultimately becoming Deputy Director in 2022. Christopher has been serving as interim executive director since October 2023, when Janelle Wong stepped down from the role. In that time, he has proven to be a highly capable leader, with a collaborative and transparent leadership style and excellent communication skills. 

Christopher impressed us as interim executive director. He demonstrated thoughtful leadership, a steadfast dedication to our mission, and a strategic vision for building our movement. We’re confident that he’s exactly the right person to continue leading the Coalition as we work towards our goals of safer streets and a more livable, equitable San Francisco.

Christopher steps into the permanent executive director role on the heels of a successful Bike Month, with one of our biggest and best Bike to Wherever Day events in recent years just behind us – and with the city’s upcoming Biking & Rolling Plan as the most crucial priority for the organization in 2024. “Our motivating vision is a citywide, interconnected network of car-free and people-prioritized corridors that allows anyone to leave their home, get on their bike or scooter, and within minutes be on the network that connects them to any other neighborhood, with minimal contact or conflict with cars,” says Christopher. 

“San Francisco is a beautiful city with strong values of equity, sustainability, and community activism. We know the change we seek is a civic good that helps us achieve those values. Creating a citywide network that makes biking and rolling easier to use than driving, and supporting that network with thoughtful policies, ensures a more livable San Francisco for all.”

Christopher, and the rest of the SFBike staff, are busy planning for our 2024 Bike the Vote endorsement process, including hosting Candidate Transportation Forums across the city in the next two months for Supervisorial and Mayoral races leading up to the 2024 election. Members are invited to join us at one of those forums, as well as upcoming member events like joining our Pride Parade contingent, other social rides and happy hours throughout the summer. 

Our membership sustains all the work we do, helping us grow this movement and achieve our ambitious goals for San Francisco – thank you to all our members for supporting SFBike, and Christoper as our new executive director. And if you’re not yet a member, or if your membership has lapsed, we invite you to join us or renew your membership!


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