Chris Carlsson speaking at the No on 73 rally. Photo Nov. 5, 2005. CC-BY-SA-NC, Steve Rhodes.

I don't have time to write a proper page about Chris Carlsson, but he is, in a nutshell, a complete and total bad-ass, and a staple of SF organizing and activism.  Some tidbits:

  • Chris was one of the co-founders of Critical Mass. Like, the Critical Mass.
  • Chris is co-director of the people-powered history project, Shaping San Francisco.
  • Created (co-created?), a spin-off of the Shaping San Francisco history project. is an interactive wiki containing all kinds of impossible-to-find-elsewhere historical information about the city.
  • He's written a billion crazy awesome books about the city.
  • He gives lots of talks, and gives regular and really totally amazing bicycle history tours.

Chris Carlsson leading a bicycle history tour. Photo Feb. 23, 2013, CC-BY-NC-ND, Steve Rhodes.