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New!Take Two Minutes to Stand Up for the Safety of Our Children

All of us are working hard to make our neighborhoods safer for kids and families to walk to and from school. But now, we need your help to ensure that the health and safety of our loved ones does not take a back seat to automobile passengers, simply because they chose active transportation over driving. Read More >>

New!Expanding Bicycle Education for Professional Drivers

The SF Bike Coalition is now giving trainings to the drivers of garbage trucks. Read More >>

New!Ordinance Passes in San Francisco to Give Unclaimed Bikes to Young People

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on Feb. 24, 2014 to expand the City's program to reuse unclaimed bikes. Read More >>

New!CBC Summit Panel on Investigation and Prosecution of Bicycle Crashes

A well-known issue in creating safer streets is ensuring fair law enforcement and thorough investigations of crashes involving vulnerable users. Read More >>

New!Tell Your Rep to Support Bike Equity!

A bi-partisan bill in Congress would take steps to advance equity for bicyclists and pedestrians, and boost funding for bike/ped projects low-income communities. Read More >>


The Sylvia Bingham Fund will support two categories of primarily grassroots organizations:

Slyvia Bingham
• Those that support efforts to improve “street safety” such as (1) educating drivers of motor vehicles to be safe around bicyclists; (2) educating cyclists to be more conscious of the inherent danger of cycling and steps that can minimize the danger; and (3) working with government transportation agencies, urban planners and legislators to adopt street safety measures.
• Those that engage in work that reflects the values that Sylvia had developed in her all-too-short life, such as the organizations that she worked for: City Seed in New Haven and Hard-Hatted Women in Cleveland. Sylvia loved good, healthy food – growing it, cooking it, eating it. She was aware of the disconnect between much of the “food movement” and low-income communities. An example of an organization that she would have loved to support is the Oakland-based organization Love Cultivating Schoolyards. Sylvia’s social justice activism went beyond food issues – forming a social justice club at her high school with the help of Next Generation, opposing military recruiting on high school campuses and demonstrating for a just peace throughout the Middle East.


Participants on the third memorial bike ride in Cleveland on September 15, 2012, dedicated this bronze plaque in the sidewalk at the intersection of 21st St. and Prospect Ave. It expresses the hope of the Sylvia Bingham Fund that all of us will work to "create sustainable, bicycle-friendly communities."

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The Ohio City Bike Co-Op has placed a Ghost Bike on the corner of the tragic accident. You can participate by locating an area where an actual bicycle accident took place or is likely to happen. Paint an old, worn-out bicycle entirely gloss white. Add a placard with the information of the accident and lock it to a suitable object near the scene of the accident, preferably with the approval of local authorities. Please do not position the ghost bike in a way that increases the risk of future accidents. The ghost bike idea seems to have originated with a project by San Francisco artist Jo Slota.

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I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.

— Jack London (1876-1916)
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