Meet our new executive director: Janelle Wong


After an extensive national search to find a visionary leader to help forge the next chapter for the organization, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Board of Directors was proud to realize we had such a leader within our own staff. We are excited to announce Janelle Wong as the organization’s next executive director!

Janelle Wong (she/her) has been on staff at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for eight years, working closely in operations and finance, and has most recently served as the organization’s Interim Deputy Director, further demonstrating her readiness for this new position and commitment to our mission. Over these eight years, Janelle has shown extensive skill and knowledge in growing the budget and team capacity of the organization, managing contracts, and increasing revenue to expand our programmatic work. 

When asked about the future of the organization, Janelle explained: “When I started working at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, there were only 11 staff — now we have 22! I am so thrilled to see how far we’ve come in the last few years, and am enthusiastic about our ability to grow and expand our work in the years to come.”

“As a woman of color, a biking parent, and a long-time resident of the westside, I am proud to represent and lead your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. I look forward to connecting with more of our members that I have yet to meet, and ensuring that our work prioritizes the needs of residents, families, and meeting underserved communities where they are at. With all of that, I feel extremely confident that we will continue to create a more safe, just, and livable future for our city.”

With Janelle’s leadership, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Board and Staff look forward to embracing a spirit of change and harnessing the energy of the moment to continue the work of realizing the promise of a truly bicycle-friendly San Francisco. Get a chance to meet Janelle in her new role at our upcoming Bike Ride for Climate Action on car-free JFK Drive on Saturday, April 23. 

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