This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, get in on a discussion about rental housing, support transit bulbs on the N-Judah line, hear what advice a local Scandinavian has on bike promotion, and do some promotion yourself for Bike to Work Day. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Building rental housing in San Francisco. Join SPUR and the SF Housing Action Coalition for a discussion with lenders, developers and representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the SF Mayor’s Office of Housing to learn about what current prospects are like for new rental housing development in the city. 12:30 pm.
  • Tuesday: SFMTA Board Meeting. On the agenda is approval of the N-Judah transit bulbs along Carl Street, charging for SFMTA employee parking, revising taxi codes, the Central Subway funding plan, and more. 1 pm.
  • Wednesday: This month’s EBBC Membership Meeting features a talk from Swedish Bay Area transplant Svante Rodegard about Sweden and Denmark’s success in promoting cycling and how the East Bay can emulate it. Also, Joel Ramos of TransForm will present “Transit-Oriented Development opportunities along International Blvd in central and east Oakland.” 7:30 pm.
  • Thursday: SFBC Free Urban Cycling Workshop. Take advantage of this free opportunity to gain confidence on the streets and learn city cycling the right way. Day One starts off with classroom basics. 5:30 pm.
  • Thursday: Envision a Better Market Street with WalkSF. What ideas do you have to make Market Street a great place to be as the city repaves it in 2015? Come provide your input. 6 pm.
  • Friday: EBBC Bike to Work Day First Planning Meeting. If you’d like to be involved with promoting Bike to Work Day (May 12) in the East Bay this year, be sure to make it to the first meeting of the year to be on top of things from the start. 3 pm.
  • Sunday: Ready-to-Bake Pie Class at Homespun! Learn how to bake a wonderful pie so you can take after PieTisserie founder Jaynelle St. Jean, who decided to start offering homemade slices to neighbors in her community, making it “her mission to remind people of the importance of pleasant surprises close to home via her Random Acts of Sweetness.” Start a pie party on your own street! 5 pm.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

  • Bob Davis

    I noted the mention of “transit bulbs” and for a moment I thought it was an item from the Gardening page. Plant a “transit bulb” and grow streetcars and buses?