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RIP Ellen Fletcher

Holocaust survivor, PTA mom, city council member, and bike advocate: Ellen Fletcher succumbed yesterday at age 83 to lung cancer at her Palo Alto home.

Ellen Fletcher still rides a bicycle

83 year old Ellen Fletcher is the matriarch of cycle advocacy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The League of American Bicyclists featured her this morning as part of their 31 days 31 reasons series.

Ellen Fletcher rode a bicycle in 1979

Bike activist Ellen Fletcher runs for Palo Alto City Council in 1979.

Ellen Fletcher uses a RideKick

I was in Palo Alto during the Gran Fondo today and saw a RideKick electric power trailer attached to Ellen Fletcher’s Breezer Citizen!

Ellen Fletcher, Holocaust survivor

Many San Francisco Bay Area cyclists know about Ellen Fletcher’s long history of promoting cycling in and around Palo Alto. She served on the Palo Alto City Council in the late 70s and as Vice Mayor in 1980-81, where she worked to promote cycling through changes in city code, and was instrumental in lobbying Caltrain read more »

Ellen Fletcher

I just gotta say that Ellen Fletcher is my hero. She’s a perennial presence at the Palo Alto City Hall Energizer Station on Bike To Work Day. She rides her Breezer bike there in spite of her advanced age and recently poor health. She was at City Hall handing out maps, talking to people and read more »