This Week in Livable Streets Events
This week kicks off with a discussion and update on the proposed Geary BRT project, and winds down with Critical Mass, and an event to get the kiddies off their training wheels.
- Monday: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority holds a community meeting on Geary Corridor Transportation improvements, including an update on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, with Supervisor Eric Mar, at the Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue. 7 p.m.
- Tuesday: SPUR Evening Symposium: The Protected City: Localism, Preservation and the City Fabric. Former SF Planning Director Dean Macris, former Supervisor Aaron Peskin and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant join in a discussion about the Downtown and Mission Bay plans, which "were among the first schemes in a new era of urban planning that responded to the excesses of the Moderns." 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: From Trafficways to Livable Streets. Livable City Executive Director Tom Radulovich discusses "contextualist urban transportation, the initial freeway revolt of the 1960s, and the ongoing movement in San Francisco and elsewhere to remove freeways and convert existing trafficways into livable streets." 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: SFBC Bike-In Movie Night. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition holds the first of its summer movie nights, featuring the BMX cult classic, "Rad." Held in the parking lot of the Good Hotel, 112 7th Street@Mission. 7 p.m.
- Thursday: SPUR Lunchtine Forum: The Rise of Counter Institutions. A discussion with James Tracy, San Francisco Community Land Trust Board of Directors president, Rene Cazenave, executive director of the San Francisco Information Clearing House, Pam Pierce, author and founder of the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, and Gabriel Metcalf, SPUR's executive director, about "the origins of urban gardens, land trusts, and community development corporations." 12:30 p.m.
- Friday: Critical Mass. It's that time of the month again. Join fellow massers for bicycling's defiant celebration, starting at Justin "Pee Wee" Herman Plaza, Market@Embarcadero. 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Freedom from Training Wheels. Join the SFBC in a car-free Golden Gate Park in an effort to free kids of their training wheels. JFK Drive, west of Conservatory Dr., Golden Gate Park. 1 p.m.