Sunday Streets Goes Back to the Bayview for Third Year of Car-Free Fun

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Sunday Streets returned to the Bayview and the Central Waterfront for a third straight year yesterday, welcomed by a resplendent, sunny day and thousands of participants on bike, foot and skate.

While the route is becoming a familiar jaunt for Sunday Streets veterans, many of the people out yesterday appeared to be first-timers -- to Sunday Streets, and maybe even to bicycling. Unlike last Sunday's route along the Great Highway, which was forced to end early because of a downpour, yesterday welcomed everyone with warm weather and enough sun to make the shade a sought-after commodity (performances at the Bayview Opera House are a good chance to sit under a tree for a while and cool off.)

But don't fret if you missed out yesterday: Sunday Streets will return to Third Street on May 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., along with the Bayview Festival, which will stretch from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

IMG_1950.jpgTaking a break outside the Bayview Opera House. Photo: Michael Rhodes
4535433871_20a80d08e9_b.jpgPhoto: Bryan Goebel
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4533586420_a165c13475_b.jpgFlickr photo: Cheryl & Rich
4533682082_01cf826577_b.jpgA volunteer takes a well-deserved walk along the waterfront after Sunday Streets ends. Flickr photo: sfbike
IMG_1955.jpgCatching some jazz music -- and shade -- outside the Bayview Opera House. Photo: Michael Rhodes