This Week in Livable Streets Events
There are scores of livable streets-related happenings in San Francisco and around the Bay Area every month. Since not all of them get the attention they deserve, we'll be highlighting Streetsblog Calendar listings in a new Monday post. Here's a taste of what's going on in livable streets events this week.
- Tuesday: SFBC Treehouse Talk with Andy Clarke, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. League of American Bicyclists' executive director Andy Clarke will provide a briefing direct from Washington, DC. Hear the latest about the federal transportation bill and what it could mean for bicycling and livable streets, learn about LAB's legislative and policy initiatives, explore the intersections between local and national bike advocacy. 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: How to Bike Anywhere and Fix a Flat. The SFBC will show you the best way to get around town quickly and safely by bike and how to fix a flat tire--the most important bike maintenance skill. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Burnham Plan and its Legacy. Stephen Tobriner, professor of architecture emeritus at UC Berkeley, explores Daniel Burnham’s 1905 master plan for San Francisco, a vision for the “Paris of America” that went unrealized in the wake of the 1906 disaster. 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Balboa Park Station Bicycle & Pedestrian Meeting #2. Come speak up for bike and pedestrian improvements around the Balboa Park BART Station Area. This is the follow-up meeting to the first community meeting in April, and will be an opportunity to present and receive feedback on proposed designs. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: El Camino Real Grand Boulevard Initiative Forum. At this public forum, Peninsula leaders and residents will explore how El Camino Real can be remade into a world-class boulevard that achieves its full potential as a sustainable place for residents to work, live, shop and play and that links land-use and transit. Michael Freedman, described as a "renowned urban planner," will state the case for this transformation. Caltrans head Will Kempton, Representative Anna Eshoo and Steve Heminger of the MTC will provide federal and regional context. 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
- Saturday: Circle the City Bike Tour. This circle tour of the City features a few moderate hills, lots of interesting neighborhoods, San Bruno Mountain, and Skyline Boulevard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Meet at Panhandle statue (Baker between Fell and Oak), San Francisco. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.