Streetscast: Sunday Streets Press Conference

IMG_2923.jpgLeah Shahum with Wade Crowfoot, Nat Ford, David Chiu and Ben Caldwell. Photo by Bryan Goebel.

The Mayor’s Director of Climate Change Initiatives, Wade Crowfoot, joined MTA Executive Director Nat Ford, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum and many others this morning to formally announce this year’s six Sunday Streets events.

The first one, April 26th, takes place on the Bayside portion of the Embarcadero, which will be closed to vehicle traffic from the Giants ballpark to Aquatic Park. That’s about 3.4 miles that will be open to pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, rollerbladers and anyone who wants to take part in healthy activity. 

We’ll be posting a lot about Sunday Streets in the weeks and months ahead but we wanted to bring you today’s press conference via Streetscast:

[audio: http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/upload1/SundayStreetsPressConference.mp3]
  • Confused as to why a “Director of Climate Change” would be there. Wouldn’t that person be some sort of scientist or something, working on changing the planning code and I dunno, supporting non-car transit as a policy, etc.?

    Just wondering.

  • @Greg I’m sure Wade’s a nice guy but the quickest way he could make an impact might be “I quit. Take my salary and put a bike lane in on Townsend” or something of that ilk.

  • CBrinkman

    I am dead certain that without Wade we would not have Sunday Streets 2008 or 2009. Seeing what it takes to shepherd an event like Sunday Streets through the maze of our City was eye opening for me – a lot of people are working really hard on Sunday Streets as a way to mainstream the idea of car free space, and Wade is one of them. It’s easy for some to dismiss this event, but’s it not easy to make happen.