Greetings all -- I'm new on BikeForums as of today. I had found a thread on teaching adults how to ride (i.e. balance and pedal) for the first time -- a coaching service I provide -- and signed up so I could post a reply.
I live and work in San Francisco, where I'm an independent transportation planning, design, infrastructure and safety consultant specializing in bicycling and walking -- my firm is Bicycle Solutions. I'm a League Cycling Instructor (a bicycle driver education instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists through its SmartCycling program). I help out with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's thriving education program.
My riding mostly consists of "point A to B" utility trips, by bike and combined with bike-friendly SF Bay Area transit (BART, Caltrain, Amtrak Capitol Corridor). My usual around-town ride is a well-worn Brompton T-5 folder, supplemented by a vintage Koga-Miyata hybrid. For extra capacity I use a BicycleR Evolution "Shopper" trailer.
I look forward to browsing and contributing to BikeForums.