This Week in Livable Streets Events
How are cities preparing to deal with climate change? How is light rail working out for Santa Clara County? What does a bicycle ballet look like? These question and more answered in this week's events. Here are the highlights.
- Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: How U.S. cities are preparing for climate change. The Center for Clean Air Policy's Urban Leaders Initiative has documented U.S. cities' preparations for climate change, including New York, Miami, Chicago and Seattle. CCAP's California Director, Ann Chan, will talk about best practices and the national dialogue on climate adaptation. 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Greening Paris. Fresh from Paris, Marilyn Clemens will illustrate examples of new transit and roadway design benefiting pedestrians and bicyclists and environmental education in the parks. 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday: SF Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting. Come and speak your mind about bicycle issues in San Francisco. This
eleven member committee meets once a month and advises the Board of
Supervisors on all matters bicycle. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: BayRail General Meeting: VTA Light Rail analysis. Join this presentation of the Light Rail System Analysis conducted by VTA, which is designed to provide "the first comprehensive evaluation of the infrastructure and operational flexibility of the existing light rail lines as a system," and an "evaluation of operational impacts and user benefits to the system of the planned light rail and BART extensions." 7 p.m.
- Friday: San Francisco Bicycle Ballet. The Bike Ballet, originally formed in 1996, is performed to be viewed from above. The focus is on the "beauty of the bicycle, its ride and the intermingling shapes of motion." 7 p.m.
- Saturday: SF Bike Expo. Held at the Cow Palace, exhibitors include bike manufacturers, eco-friendly vendors, bike shops, teams, and advocacy groups. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.