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Year: 2020

San Francisco’s Adds 13 More Slow Streets

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Bicycle News

The City of San Francisco announced that it will add 13 more streets to those already closed due to the success of its implementation of the “Slow Streets” program. The idea originated in Oakland when the city closed 4.5 miles of its neighborhood through streets on April 11, 2020. A month and a half later,…

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Donate Bikes in San Francisco with #BikeMatch Portal

Posted on April 10, 2020 in Bicycle News

As public transport options become increasingly scarce in the Bay Area, many locals are now relying on bicycles to get their errands done. There are, however, many San Franciscans who don’t have the luxury of a bike during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help those in need, San Francisco will now take part in the growing…

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Only Spin E-Scooters Remain in San Francisco During COVID-19

Posted on March 30, 2020 in Bicycle News

There are a lot fewer e-scooters on San Francisco’s streets since the COVID-19 Stay at Home began on March 17, 2020. As of today, three e-scooter operators—Lime, Scoot, and Jump—have suspended operations indefinitely. Only Ford-owned Spin will continue offering e-scooters to residents. Interestingly, the City of San Francisco deemed all micro-mobility services as “essential” and…

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Bicycle Repair in San Francisco an Essential Service during COVID-19

Posted on March 20, 2020 in Bicycle News

San Francisco cyclists don’t have to worry about busting a tire during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. On March 19th, Mayor London Breed officially announced the city’s bicycle repair shops will be allowed to remain open. On March 18th, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) sent out tweets asking city officials whether bike repair shops would be…

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E-Scooter-Related Hospitalizations Spike 365 Percent

Posted on March 17, 2020 in Bicycle Accidents

A new 2020 study out of the University of California, San Francisco suggests e-scooter injury cases have risen dramatically over the past few years. According to the latest stats, the number of e-scooter injury patients requiring hospitalization rose over 360 percent between 2014 and 2018. For this latest study, UCSF researchers looked into data from…

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