What's Next for Bike Advocates?
The San Francisco Bike Coalition released a new Strategic Plan this week, providing a window into the ambitions of bike advocates as the world enters into the year 2018.
The plan lists four primary goals, each including an objective that furthers that goal and metrics that assess the success in attaining those objectives. Here's all four goals and a sample objective for each—more details can be found at the highly-readable online version of the Strategic Plan.
Demand high-quality infrastructure and push for visionary improvements to connect the city.
- Objective: Establish physically-protected bike lanes as the standard for bike improvements, especially on Vision Zero high-injury corridors.
Build public support and political power to win affordable and sustainable transportation for all San Franciscans.
- Objective: Ensure new and emerging mobility technologies and services, especially transportation network companies (TNCs) and delivery services, are safe and complement bicycling.
Grow, engage, and empower our membership to strengthen our organization and deepen community support for bicycling.
- Objective: Build an organization whose members, board, and staff reflect San Francisco’s demographics.
Introduce San Franciscans of all ages, identities, and backgrounds to the joy of bicycling and encourage more San Franciscans to bicycle more often.
- Objective: Educate all road users how to share the road safely and respectfully.
The Strategic Plan sets the agenda for the organization through 2022. The outreach that helped develop the plan included two forums, an open house, an online survey taken by over 900 members, prior to adoption by the organization's board.