I am supporting Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition not just because I work there. Although, I work there for many of the same reasons I am fundraising for the organization.
I have been a daily bike commuter since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area 6 years ago. I have lived in a handful of cities on the peninsula during that time and worked at a few different places. Commuting by bike has not only saved me a lot of money, it has given me the opportunity to really get to know the places I lived and worked. I have mostly good experiences getting around by bike although I have had some concerns and noticed issues such as bike lanes simply ending, dumping me onto a busy street right before an intersection.
Finding SVBC, the only advocacy organization on the peninsula working to address bike safety and accessibility, was such a joy! Learning how much have have already done and the big goals they have to increase ridership by all people and for all purposes was both satisfying and inspiring. I finally felt there was someone on my side who understood the issues bike commuters face. Even better that they were hiring for a role that fit me.
On a more personal note...
Landing a job at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition last year was a stroke of amazing luck.
Here are some reasons why I am so grateful to be part of the SVBC team:
- I get to do what I do well for an organization working to better the world
- I get to advocate for something that affects me and that I care deeply about
- I learn and grow constantly thanks to dynamic and thoughtful leadership
- I am making a positive impact on my community while also getting paid
- I get to work with incredibly smart and passionate people
I want SVBC to continue pursing its goals of safer streets, cleaner air, and more transportation options for all people. So, please join me by becoming a member of this great organization today!