Alum Margaret McCarthy Named Interim Director of SF Bicycle Coalition

Monday, January 11, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- McCarthy was tapped to lead in late December. Meanwhile, the 11,000-member bike coalition’s board of directors will search for a new permanent director. The search is expected to last six months. McCarthy joined the bike coalition’s staff in 2012 as a volunteer coordinator and program director.

The group is seen as responsible for spurring the creation of bike lanes across the city.

McCarthy majored in English literature and theatre at San Francisco State University. “People used to say to me, ‘what’d you think you’ll do with a theater degree?’” she said.She often answered, “Anything I want.”

The 31-year-old McCarthy performs with an ensemble at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts. She describes her work as experimental.

“It has a lot to do with audience engagement, interaction,” she said of her performances. “It’s less designed for passive viewing and popcorn, but to interact and engage with people.”

Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition