We know that white supremacy has undoubtedly played a role in our work — and in order to truly fight for safe, just, and livable streets, we must talk about how race intersects with biking and transportation.
When the pandemic hit, we knew that the Tenderloin was going to have challenges due to the large numbers of unhoused folks, our narrow, fast-moving streets, and the dense population in the neighborhood. Three months have passed since Mayor Breed announced Slow Streets on April 21, and we have yet to see any change in the Tenderloin.
On August 3, we gathered with hundreds of members and friends over Zoom for our Bike Lanes, Gentrification, and Anti-Blackness webinar led by moderators Audrey Harris and Meaghan Mitchell, and panelists Shakirah Simley (Director, San Francisco’s Office of Racial Equity), Ariel Ward (Transportation Engineer, SFMTA), Kenya Wheeler (Principal Transportation Planner, SFMTA), and Brytanee Brown (Strategic Planner, Thrivance Group).
Watch the recording here:
We have a long way to go to end anti-Blackness in our community and we know that we must continue having these conversations.
Our members power our work to create safer streets, educate people on bike safety, increase access to biking by distributing free bikes, and more. Together, we can make biking more accessible and equitable in San Francisco. Join our movement today.