This Week in Livable Streets Events
Put on your planning hat this week and join SPUR for several discussions about affordability issues and promoting economic vitality in the city. Then, hop on your bike for the last Gas-Free Friday. Here are this week's highlights:
- Tuesday: SPUR Evening Symposium: Communities for Aging: Strategies for urban living for seniors. San Francisco often tops lists of best cities for retirees. But, cost of living, limited housing options and increasing demand for city living amongst all age groups make it difficult to "age in place." Join SPUR to discuss these issues with experts in the field. 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Community Benefits Districts in SF. Examples from San Francisco will be used to examine the purpose, goals, benefits and effectiveness of CDB's. 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The true cost of place. Join Kate White of the Urban Land Institute and Doug Johnson of the MTC for the unveiling of ULI's "Bay Area Burden" study and talk over the bay area's affordability issues. 12:30 p.m.
- Friday: Gas-Free Fridays. Participate in the fourth and final Gas-Free Friday and stop by Valencia & 17th to refuel with the SFBC crew. 8:00-10:00 a.m.
- Saturday: 4th Annual Bicycle Music Festival. This is the largest human powered festival in the world, featuring 18 bands performing live on cargo-bike stages, amplified by an enormous pedal-powered sound system! Be sure to be part of the magic this year. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
- Sunday: Tour de Peninsula 2010 Family Bike Ride. A Bay Area biking staple for years, the Tour de Peninsula offers all day events and rides to suit every individual, from families with small children to century riders. Rides begin between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.