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San Francisco's Bicycle Program works to encourage and educate novice bicycle riders, promote the proper use of bicycle safety equipment, and raise safety awareness for motorists and bicyclists and inform both on how to share the road.
Urban Bicyclist Education Classes! Brought to you by the SFBC, SF County Transportation Authority, and the SFMTA Bicycle Program. Also find out more about Bay Area regional bicycle education classes at www.bicycling.511.org
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the COEXIST CAMPAIGN?
The Coexist Campaign is a Citywide effort to encourage greater respect between bicyclists and motorists, hopefully resulting in safer roads for all users.
How many bicycle collisions were there in San Francisco?
Since 1998, San Francisco has experienced a marked decline in bicycle related injuries, despite a dramatic rise in the number of bicyclists on City streets.* The year 2004 was the first in that period that has not seen a reduction in bicycle related injury collisions.
What is the City of San Francisco doing about bicycle safety?
DPT is committed to reducing traffic-related collisions throughout San Francisco. We promote a comprehensive approach -engineering, education, and enforcement - to improving bicycle safety.
Where can I get more information about bicycle crashes and common causes?
Get national crash data online from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, a clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement and access and mobility.
- 585-BIKE or email us.
Bicycle commuter information hotline which provides information on bicycle laws, bikes on transit and transit linkages, route planning, bike parking, theft prevention, and bike safety and education.
An illustrated 52-page guide with tips on how to ride your bicycle safely on the City's streets using diagrams and graphics to help the urban cyclist learn about essential skills - being seen by motorists, communicating with motorists, and riding predictably and confidently as part of traffic flow.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- ABC Quick Check
- General Bicycle Rules
- Where to Ride in the Traffic Lane: Intersections and Turns
- Riding in Bike Lanes
- Riding on Bike Routes
- Bicycling at Night
- Riding in Rain and Fog
- Riding Near Streetcars, Trucks and Buses
- San Francisco Bicycle Route Signs
- Bicycles Allowed Use of Full Lane
- Bicycle Parking in San Francisco
- Bikes on Transit
- Avoiding Collisions and Injuries
- Grates, Plates, Trenches and Potholes
- What to do if you get into a Collision
- The "CoExist" Public Outreach Campaign
- Bicycle Safety Education
- Waller Street Bicycle Learning Area
- Parts of the Bicycle
- Bicycle Sizing and Fit
- Gearing and Shifting
- Brochures and Publications
- Important Telephone Numbers and Internet Links
Bicycle Helmet Fit Guide
PROTECT YOUR CHILD'S HEAD! (PDF)
¡COMO PONERSE EL CASCO PROTEJA LA CABEZA DE SU NIÑO! (PDF)
- San Francisco Bicycle and Walking Map
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