Andrew Montague, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, included Bike Party in his Sister City visit to San Jose over the weekend.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee rides a bicycle while Supervisor Jane Kim follows behind and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition director Leah Shahum rides alongside.
Via Streetsblog SF in an article on how Mayor Lee can make 2012 a landmark year for cycling in SF.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino is sometimes seen riding a bike.
Some of you might not know that Barack Obama’s former Chief of Staff resigned his White House office last October to run for Mayor of Chicago. After a judicial kerfuffle about residency requirements, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week that Rahm is indeed a legal resident of Chicago and eligible to run for the mayor’s office.
Emanuel, who infamously created a hit list of political enemies he wished were emphatically “dead” (his word, not mine) back when Sarah Palin was a nobody in Wasilla, is an avid cyclist who’s as serious about biking as he is politics. He’s a triathlete who has difficulty playing well with others, and he’s known as an aggressive lycra-clad jerk who rides too fast on recreational trails. Expanding Chicago’s bicycling plan is a central part of his proposed transportation plan for chicago.
The town of Black Hawk, Colorado banned bicycles from most of its local streets. And Black Hawk Mayor David Spellman — who won the mayoral election unanimously in 2008 — is a drunken wife beater who consistently ranks as the most corrupt public official in Colorado. Really.