SPUR Walking Tour: SF Great Streets demonstration projects

"Tour the newest great public spaces in San Francisco, created as part of the City’s Pavement to Parks Initiative. Planning Department staff will guide you through the process of how these new, instant trial "parks" came to be, as well as their future. Sites on the tour will include Castro Commons, a trial plaza at 17th Street and Castro, Guerrero Park, a community space at the intersection of San Jose and Guerrero Avenues, and Showplace Triangle, a new plaza at 8th & 16th Streets." 

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SPUR Walking Tour: Parks and parklets tour

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"Join Andres Power, manager of the City’s Pavement to Parks program, on a walking tour of the city’s street parks and “parklets.” Pavement to Parks has been working with community groups around the city over the last year to trial new green community spaces on underused streets and parking spaces. Learn more about the newly […]

San Francisco’s Two Newest Trial Plazas Nearly Complete

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San Jose/Guerrero plaza. Photo: Michael Rhodes San Francisco’s two newest Pavement to Parks trial plazas are both on track to open by Thursday, with only the finishing touches remaining. Jane Martin, who helped about 40 neighbors plant trees and shrubs in the planter beds at the San Jose/Guerrero plaza this Sunday, said the space has […]

This Week: Help Design a Ped-Friendly Street and a New Plaza

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This Wednesday, the Planning Department will hold simultaneous community meetings about making a more pedestrian-friendly Castro Street and the creation of a new Pavement to Parks plaza at the Persia Triangle in the Excelsior District. Those interested in more bike-friendly streets in the Glen Park, Noe Valley, and Castro neighborhoods can also join the SF Bicycle Coalition […]

Mayor Newsom Unveils SF’s First Pavement to Parks Plaza

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Supervisor Dufty and Mayor Newsom at the 17th St. plaza dedication cerimony, via Jamison on Flickr Standing before a crowd of more than 100 people, many of them city staff who had worked to realize the transformation of an underutilized street into a "Pavement to Parks" pedestrian refuge, Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated the first of […]