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The Fourth Power Rule

Discussion about fees and taxes for bicycles so that we cyclists “pay our fair share” often turn to mentions of the “Fourth Power Rule.” What is this mysterious Fourth Power Rule?

Notes from the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

I attended the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit last Wednesday along with about 200 other people, which Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Director Shiloh Ballard tells me is the largest crowd they’ve had.

What’s in your bicycle plan?

Somebody in an online forum was invited to participate in a stakeholder group to develop a new bike plan for his city. I have other things going on today so this will be a cut-and-paste quicky as I copy elements from the municipal code from the city of Longmont, Colorado, which came about from its read more »

SFBC Bylaws Vote

My name is Mark Eliot. I’m a long-time bike activist on the San Francisco peninsula and more recently in the City of San Francisco. As a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, I’m directing this post to other members of SFBC. It’s a bit long, but I hope you’ll bear with me. SFBC would read more »

Google’s bike vision for Silicon Valley

A vision for Silicon Valley as a bicycle Shangri La Nine percent of employees who work at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California currently bike to work. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has reportedly told shareholders that he is “annoyed” at having to pay $40,000 for each parking space. To that end, his company’s transportation planners read more »

Give Me Three at the Sea Otter Classic

I love to visit the Sea Otter Festival, a huge, four day bike show at Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California. I also love to rant about the mountain bikers driving their bikes up the road who fail to give roadies like me any room as they whiz pass. The environment this year, however, was read more »