Posts Tagged ‘coaltion’

Profiles in Courage: SF Bicycle Coalition Claims “NO AFFILIATION” with Critical Mass – And Yet – Supposed Safety Organization

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Let’s take a look:

“‘Critical Mass has definitely brought attention to bicycle issues, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without them,’ said Leah Shahun, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.”

And now, let’s fast forward to today to get this:

SF Bicycle Coalition@sfbike Aug 31 @HansOngchua We heard and have no affiliation, of course. Terrible news, though we appreciate you looping us.

Now srsly, I don’t think people were accusing the SFBC of being “affiliated” with Critical Mass, I think they were looking for the SFBC to disavow the actions of the U-lock attacker.

So to have a blanket response like “no affiliation, of course” [you ignorant fool], well that doesn’t really cut the mustard now, do it.

‘Cause this is coming from a taxpayer-subsidized org, right? A government-funded organization that takes hundreds of thousands of dollars from us for the purpose of bicycle-related safety, and all they can come up with is:


OK fine.

Comes now Chris Carlsson to disavow, to fill the void.

What are we spending all our money on, if the SFBC washes its hands of the matter and says, NO COMMENT, like literally to this, to 165k Views and counting?


The New SFPD BMWs are Here, the New SFPD BMWs are Here! As Seen Busting Cyclists on Market Street

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012


“On the new green bike lanes and separators sprouting up all over the city:

I’m kind of worried that they are a precursor to beginning widespread bicycle ticketing around the city.”


Market Street, USA, between 6th and 5th, inbound, morning drive, last week, and the week before, and the week before…

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Dude, is that a BMW R1200RT-P? That’s the first I’ve seen in SFPD service.