Thanks to All Who Came Out For Streetsblog’s Party on Sunday

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Thank you to everyone who came out after Sunday Streets to enjoy the Streetsblog San Francisco party in the parking lane on Valencia Street. We want to acknowledge Valencia Cyclery, who graciously allowed us to set up shop in front of their business, even as the sidewalks got crowded with revelers.

While we don’t know exactly how many came through to enjoy the festivities and food, we’d guess it was upwards of 150, enough to draw the attention of the SFPD. Special thanks to Kate M. for stepping up when they tried to shut it down, citing traffic code and otherwise rebuffing the very flimsy argument they were trying to make about our imminent death and dismemberment from cars crashing into us.

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In fact, with all the people having so much fun with repurposed parking, most drivers slowed down to see what all the hubbub was. The biggest challenge of the day for me was keeping the bike lane clear for those unlucky folks who didn’t stop to join us.

Special thanks to Greg and Brooke for rocking the bicycle grill and preparing all the savory vittles and the special punch.

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And what would a party be without the sweet tunes of DJ Deep and the Trikeasaurus. Thank you for keeping our spirits up and helping us shake it to the beats!

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View more of these beautiful photos at Myleen Hollero’s site and we’d love to see what you snapped. You can post them on our Flickr pool or let us know in the comments where yours are stored.

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  • jwb

    Leave it to the SFPD to act like a bunch of soulless jerks. I assure you that if you had somehow motorized your party, like those Marina freaks who ride around in those tacky rented trolleybuses, the police would not even have glanced at you.

    No offense intended to any members of the popped-collar bloc in the audience.

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