This Week in Livable Streets Events

The MTA Board’s decision last Friday to cut Muni service by 10 percent was just the beginning of a months-long saga over Muni’s budget. On Tuesday, get a glimpse of what’s to come at the MTA Board meeting, followed by a Muni Summit on Saturday that will bring together dozens of groups hoping to save the city’s transit system. Plus, more highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: Tassafaronga Village: SPUR bicycle tour with David Baker. Join architect David Baker for a tour of "one of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods developments in
    California," a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing
    Authority community that "brings a diversity of affordable housing to an
    under-served area of West Oakland." 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday: SFMTA Board Meeting. Get an update on Muni’s budget for the next two fiscal years. The MTA has a projected cumulative budget shortfall of $100 million, and further service cuts and fare increases could be on the table. 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Dolores Park Public Meeting. Learn more about the upcoming park renovations and how they will effect the open space in the park. 6-8 p.m.
  • Friday: SPUR Walking Tour: District 3 tour with Supervisor David Chiu. In this new SPUR tour series, see your neighborhood through the eyes of
    your district supervisor. Join Supervisor David Chiu on this walking
    tour of Chinatown. 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Muni Summit. Join activists and community groups in developing solutions to the Muni crisis. Dozens of groups will be looking for solutions to the MTA’s budget shortfall that could avert more service cuts and fare increases. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: SFBC Rec Ride: SF Parks Trust Family Fun Ride. Join SF Parks Trust for a car-free family ride through Golden Gate
    Park. See all the park
    highlights, from bison to windmills and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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  • Luke Stewart

    Let me get this straight: It takes just one anti-bike guy and his lawyer to bring the City’s Bike Plan to a halt for half a decade — on the logic that the City is not entitled to make sweeping city-wide changes and improvements to transportation routes or infrastructure without first conducting Environmental Review, because god forbid those new bike lanes might cause increased traffic congestion.

    And yet SFMTA can make sweeping city-wide changes and service reductions to MUNI’s transportation routes, without the need for Environmental Review? I want my damn court-ordered injunction NOW. Has MTA studied the possible environmental impacts of their latest series of massive system-wide service cuts?

  • They can declare a “fiscal-emergency” to by-pass CEQA on the cuts.

    Want to get really upset Luke? Old bus loading zones can be turned into parking without an EIR, but not the reverse. So while a bunch of parking will be taking the spaces of the 26, we’ll never get those back if we want to re-introduce a bus line on Velencia.

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