biking http://kalw.org en Oakland librarians add biking to job description http://kalw.org/post/oakland-librarians-add-biking-job-description <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mana Tominaga&nbsp;is part of the Oakland Library Main Branch's unique outreach program, the Mobile Bike Library. When patrons can't make it to the library, the library comes to them by bicycle.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:39:21 +0000 Sarah O’Neal 38636 at http://kalw.org Oakland librarians add biking to job description Radical Idea: Greening The Wiggle http://kalw.org/post/radical-idea-greening-wiggle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wiggle is a San Francisco bike route that zig-zags through the Lower </span>Haight<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Alamo Square, and </span>Duboce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park. Activists and community groups have been trying to improve the corridor for years. Their work has led to more "</span>sharrows<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," green painted bike lanes, on the pavement and most recently an $80-million greening project proposal for The Wiggle Corridor. The plans being considered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission&nbsp;and the Municipal Transit Agency include rain gardens that capture storm water, permeable paving and improved bike lane safety measures. That's a good start to </span>Wigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Party founder Morgan </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fitzgibbons</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;In his ideal world, the city would go a lot further -- as we hear in this Radical&nbsp;Idea from the <em>Crosscurrents</em> archives.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:50:02 +0000 Morgan Fitzgibbons 28945 at http://kalw.org Radical Idea: Greening The Wiggle Chew On This: Listen to Episode 1 "Biking Safely in a City" http://kalw.org/post/chew-listen-episode-1-biking-safely-city <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Tell us all about your biking questions, experiences, and how our experts’ advice worked out for you&nbsp;<strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1366227585482_17800" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1366227585482_17906" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">using our</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://chewonthisradio.com/feedback/" style="color: rgb(0, 82, 155); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">FEEDBACK</a>&nbsp;form<strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1366227585482_17798" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">.</strong></strong></strong></p><p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 02:06:25 +0000 Ashleyanne Krigbaum 25535 at http://kalw.org Chew On This: Listen to Episode 1 "Biking Safely in a City" Web Exclusive: A spoke in the wheel of Critical Mass' story http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-spoke-wheel-critical-mass-story <p>Friday, September 28 is the 20th anniversary of <a href="http://www.sfcriticalmass.org/">Critical Mass</a>, a weekly event in San Francisco where bicyclists ride around the city to reclaim their right to the road. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Chris Carlsson, who cowrote the book <em>Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20</em>. You can here the complete interview <a href="http://www.kalw.org/post/mass-movements-interview-chris-carlsson-and-lisa-ruth-elliot">here</a>, but take a listen to a special un-aired segment of the interview here. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:40:38 +0000 Ben Trefny 17315 at http://kalw.org Web Exclusive: A spoke in the wheel of Critical Mass' story Top Five Bike Lists http://kalw.org/post/top-five-bike-lists <p>On today&#39;s show, we played a lot of top five bike lists &ndash; everything from the top five reasons it&#39;s great to bike in San Francisco to the top five tips for being an urban female biker. Listen to them all, plus a few extra, here.</p><p><strong>Chris Hoff, KALW sound engineer</strong></p><p><em>Top five bike gripes</em></p><p>5. San Francisco hills. These mighty obstacles have forced the strongest of us to dismount on occasion and walk our trusty steeds up their towering heights. Or, just go around them.</p><p>4. Drivers talking on their cell phones. Sweet Fancy Moses.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:45:22 +0000 Casey Miner 5049 at http://kalw.org Top Five Bike Lists