This Week in Livable Streets Events
See parking guru Donald Shoup speak in person this Wednesday, and then speak your mind on transit service cuts at the crucial MTA Board meeting on Friday. Here are the week's highlights:
- Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Building Green in China: A presentation by architect Jeff Heller. Learn about the intricacies of the design and approval process in China and the differences between working abroad in Shanghai and working in San Francisco. 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Board of Supervisors Meeting: Second vote on Chinatown and North Beach garage legislation. The supervisors will be taking a final vote on David Chiu's legislation to limit new garages in Chinatown and North Beach. It's item 10 on the agenda. 2 p.m.
- Tuesday: Creating our own Champs-Elysées: SPUR Young Urbanists and Next American City take on Market Street. SPUR joins forces with Next American City and the AIA San Francisco for an interactive charrette where participants will examine what it takes to make a great street - then use those principles to re-envision Market Street. 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Everybody Wants a Spot: Why Free Parking is a Bad Idea. See Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, speak about the critical reasons cities need to reform their parking policies. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: SPUR Walking Tour of Mission Walk: San Francisco's newest green affordable housing project. Join Kim Nash, project manager for BRIDGE Housing Corporation, Architect Richard Stacy of Leddy Maytum Stacy and SF Redevelopment Agency Housing Specialist Jeff White on a tour of (soon-to-be LEED certified) Mission Walk. 12:30 p.m.
- Friday: SFMTA Special Board Meeting: Vote on Muni Service Cuts and Fare Increases. Attend the meeting and speak up for transit! 9 a.m.
- Sunday: Do the Wiggle tour (on foot!) A "natural history of the Wiggle with plenty of social history thrown in." 1-2:30 p.m.