Dates and Locations For 2010 San Francisco Sunday Streets Announced

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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced the dates and locations for nine Sunday Streets events for 2010, starting on March 14th along the Embarcadero and finishing October 24th around Civic Center.  Building off the tremendous success of the events in 2009, Mayor Newsom announced the events will expand to new communities and run for an extra hour, eventually becoming a permanent San Francisco tradition.

"We introduced Sunday Streets in 2008 as an incentive for San Franciscans to become more active and healthy, and experience the diverse communities within our City," Mayor Newsom said in a release. "The people of San Francisco have responded with overwhelming support, and we are proud to expand the number and duration of Sunday Streets events in 2010 as well as add at least one regular car-free recreational space to meet this enthusiastic demand for more of these kinds of programs."

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) will again manage the execution of the events, with support from the Mayor’s Office and other city departments. Livable City, a sustainable transportation advocacy
non-profit, will continue as the events’ fiscal sponsor and manage the day-to-day
operations of the program. Mayor Newsom and the SFMTA also announced a pilot project in one or more neighborhoods to host car-free
recreation opportunities on a weekly or monthly basis, though details weren’t provided.

2010 Sunday Streets Locations after the jump:

  • March 14: Embarcadero, starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and PIER 39, south to China Basin and Terry Francois Blvd.
  • April 11: Along the Great Highway, coinciding with World Health Day’s “1,000 Cities, 1,000 Lives” international event, as one of thousands of cities hosting simultaneous car-free events worldwide. 
  • April 18: Bayview, along 3rd Street from King and 4th (Caltrain Station) to Bayview Playground.
  • May 23: Bayview, in conjunction with the 3rd Street Corridor Project and Bayview Merchant’s Association’s “3rd Street Festival.”
  • June 20: Mission, along Valencia and 24th Streets.
  • July 11: Mission.
  • August 22: Great Highway/Golden Gate Park.
  • September 19: NEW: Western Addition, exact location TBD.
  • October 24: NEW Civic Center/Tenderloin, exact location TBD.
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  • I must say, a little disappointed that North Beach/Chinatown doesn’t have a Sunday Street. I know the EMB is right there, but be really nice to get into the heart of the densest part of the city.

    But can’t wait to hit these up next year.

  • @mikesonn: come visit us in NOPA Sept. 19.

  • for the all-but-announced NOPA blocks in the Sept 19 Sunday Streets celebration:

    http://ibikenopa.blogspot.com/2009/12/its-official-sunday-streets-coming-to.html

    but we’re a small neighborhood, create your own route through our blocks

  • Peter Smith

    would have liked to see a date coincide with world car-free day on september 22. but, will take what i can get! 🙂

  • Nick

    I think the Excelsior could use some family-friendly car-free space. How many kids will get a bike for Christmas and then be told not to ride it within 2 miles of their house?

  • NoPa sunday streets. Sir Rob should love that one.

  • Good news! Glad to hear there will be even more Sunday Streets in 2010.

  • John

    Its sad that Newsome is killing so many of the other street fares and community events, while pushing his own ones. He is a stupid egomanic killing the good work of others, so he can replace them with something that his name attaches too. Wish he would resign.

  • CBrinkman

    Every neighborhood deserves car free space. We can’t get there overnight but I really believe that Sunday Streets will continue to help the idea of car free streets gain acceptance. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and San Francisco didn’t become automobile dominated overnight. It took a lot of work to make the car king and it will take time to to dethrone those big steel boxes on some of our streets.

  • Cameron

    Sunday Streets Bay Bridge!

  • icarus12

    Thanks for posting the list. Sunday Streets are like the plague that just keeps giving. Now I will be able to plan getting around the city to avoid them.

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