Second Mission Sunday Streets of the Year This Weekend

happy_girl_SS_Mission.jpgHaving fun in The Mission. Photo: dustinj

Sunday Streets continues to be a huge success in San Francisco, with last month’s event bringing out at least 25,000 cyclists, skaters and amblers. Because of the large size of the crowds, organizers have added Harrison Street from 16th to 26th Streets to the route, which provided ample room for learning to ride a bicycle or taking a leisurely spin. 

Unlike previous months, Mayor Gavin Newsom even chimed in this week with accolades, urging people to get out and enjoy streets opened up to people and closed to car traffic.

“Sunday Streets has become a great way for families from all over the
Bay Area to enjoy our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Newsom. “It has also
become a national model for creating a safe, fun, car-free place for
people to get out and get active.”

This Sunday’s event will also see a
special hockey demonstration by the San Jose Sharks at Harrison St.
between 18th and
19th Streets, and a free noontime circus
performance by Circus Bella in the O’Connell High School lot Harrison at
20th.

For program information, go to sundystreetssf.com.

Sunday_Streets_route.jpg

  • I just love that photo!

  • wendy

    A colorful girl!

  • Marc Brandt

    just seeing now.. that is a winner.

    ‘Suggest stylizing into a poster

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