S.F. supervisors OK ordinance requiring commercial buildings to accommodate bicyclists

By KQED News Staff and Wires

People biking to work just got a boost from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which gave initial approval today to an ordinance requiring commercial building owners in the city to accommodate bicyclists in their buildings. 

The proposal, introduced by Supervisor John Avalos last August, would allow tenants to bring bicycles into a building or require building owners to provide secure bike parking nearby.

Owners who want to put limitations on bike access to their buildings would have to complete a bicycle access plan and submit it to the city's Department of the Environment for approval, according to the ordinance, which will go into effect 30 days after its passage.

Read the complete story at KQED's News Fix.

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SAN FRANCSIO SUPERVISORS (JOHN AVALOS) ---- IRRISPONSIBLE

IF THE SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISORS / JOHN AVALOS, DESIRE TO CREATE THESE INSANE LAWS FOR BICYCLIST, IN THIS MAJOR "HILLY CITY" ------------------ THEN THEY SHOULD BE LIABLE FOR "ALL" PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURIES/ DEATHS, THAT OCCUR FROM BICYCLISTS.

ALL PUBLIC LAWSUITS (SUED), SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO BE PAID ----- BY THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. AT THE MOMENT, ALL DAMAGES AND PERSONAL INJURIES ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BICYCLIST, BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE "LIABILITY INSURANCE" OR A LICENSCE PLATE / REGISTRATION, FOR IDENTIFICATION.

MADATORY BICYCLE LAWS --------- DESPERTLY NEEDED!

ALL BICYCLIST --------------- MUST COME TO A FULL STOP ------- AT STOP SIGNS AND AT STOP LIGHTS, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOW TO GO THRU A RED LIGHT. THEY MUST WAIT UNTIL THE RED LIGHT TURNS GREEN.

ALL RULES THAT APPLY TO MOTORCYCLIST AND CAR/TRUCK DRIVERS ----------------- MUST ALSO APPLY TO BICYCLIST!

BICYCLE LIABILITIES

LAWS AND RIGHTS ------------ ARE GIVEN TO BICYCLIST; BUT THERE IS NO LAWS IN PLACE, WHEN THEY DAMAGE PROPERTY OR CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH!

****** BELOW ARE LAWS, THAT SHOULD BE MANDATORY ---- TO BE PLACED ON "MOVING VEHICLES (BICYCLES)" ******

1) A MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT

2) A BICYCLE HEADLIGHT, TAILIGHT AND SPEEDOMETER

3) A LICENSE PLATE WITH REGISTRATION ----------- PAYABLE YEARLY.

4) PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE (FOR PROPERTY AND PERSONAL INJURIES/DEATH)

MOTORCYCLIST AND ALL OTHER MOVING PROJECTILES, MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE ----------------- SO SHOULD BICYCLIST