This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week is action-packed with parking strategies, transit-oriented development, bikes, and even a cemetery or two. Here are the
highlights, but be sure to check out the full events calendar for even more.

  • Monday: SPUR Evening Forum: EmBIKEadero: 2009 Patri Fellowship Presentation. Come hear and see a fully-considered vision of a world-class bikeway on the
    city’s waterfront, a next-generation element of the Citywide Bike
    Network. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Is the train coming?: an update on high-speed rail. Get the latest news on high-speed rail development. Issues to be discussed include the impact of
    federal funds, land use considerations for stations, tradeoffs between
    upgrading regional rail versus a high-speed connection to Southern
    California and opposition along the route. 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: TRANSFORM Regional Meeting: Parking Strategies for Sustainable Communities. Jeffrey Tumlin of Nelson/Nygaard will provide an overview of the role parking plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Then, the MTA’s Jay Primus gives a presentation on the SFpark program that is piloting various parking strategies in San Francisco. 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4th Annual Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Marketplace. Join smart growth advocates, city planners and developers for this day-long event, which includes expert panels on cities’ TOD plans, workshops on design, financing, and policies for TOD, and a walking tour of downtown San Jose. 9 a.m.
  • Sunday: Bike the Block! Join North Panhandle neighbors for an SFBC-sponsored all-bike, car-free splurge for kids and adults featuring the SFBC’s Freedom from Training Wheels, YBIKE’s skills training course, bike decorating, bike service station, electric bike demo, bike trailer show’n’tell, the "irresistible fun-cycle" for rides through NOPA, and free raffle for Mojo Bicycle Café t-shirts. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: City of Souls–One City One Book Colma Cemetery Bike Ride. See the cemeteries and gravesites of historic figures that inspired Doug Dorst’s Alive in Necropolis. Tour leader Chris Carlsson is a Streetsblog contributor and the director of FoundSF.org. 12-3 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

  • RE: The North Panhandle’s Bike the Block event on 9/27. We’re fortunate to have several co-sponsors for this bike-themed block party: the North Panhandle Neighborhood Association (NOPNA), Pacific Primary School, YBIKE of the Presidio YMCA, SFBC and BIKE NOPA.

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