SFBC Treehouse Talk: Designing Streets for People: SF’s Better Streets Plan

"In San Francisco, the Better Streets Plan creates a vision and provides guidelines for making the city’s streets safer, greener and more enjoyable for all. After nearly three years of work and over 80 public meetings, the Plan is nearing its completion. Come hear about the Plan’s vision for the future of San Francisco’s streets and next steps to put the Plan into action, and bring your ideas for a discussion about the role of the street in the public life of the city. Speakers include Adam Varat, San Francisco Planning Department and other speakers from Better Streets Plan team."

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