This Week in Livable Streets Events
This week, support a two-way Haight Street, learn about public space experiments in cities abroad, buy a drink for Walk SF, help envision a bikeway on the Southern Waterfront, and show your “byke pride” at the Pride Parade. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
- Monday: Haight Street Two-way Conversion Community Meeting. Show your support at this SFMTA hearing on plans to extend two-way operation of Haight Street all the way to Market Street, which would help speed up travel times on the 71 and 6 Muni lines. 6:15 pm.
- Tuesday: SFMTA Board of Directors meeting. The board will consider approving a $384,000 severance package for outgoing SFMTA Chief Nat Ford, and will name an interim director. 1pm.
- Tuesday: The SF Board of Supervisors Meets. On the agenda is accepting a grant for the 17th and Folsom Street Park project, setting parking maximums and regulations in SoMa, extending sidewalks on a stretch of Harrison Street, and a public hearing on the Booker T. Washington Community Center development. 2 pm.
- Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: International experiments in public space. SF Bike Coalition Deputy Director Kit Hodge moderates this discussion with SF Chronicle writer John King and José Luis Moscovich of the SF County Transportation Authority on the growing movement to experiment with interventions in public space in San Francisco and cities around the world. 12:30 pm.
- Wednesday: Walk SF Fundraiser at Elixir. Have a drink and support San Francisco’s pedestrian advocacy organization at Elixir Bar in the Mission. 9 pm.
- Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Water in the Urban Landscape. Architects Charles Brucker and Jon Schleuning, “recognized as leaders in the planning and development of beautiful, innovative land and waterscape developments, will share new ideas in sustainable development.” 12:30 pm.
- Saturday: Ride the Blue Greenway. “Enjoy breathtaking views of the SF bay, celebrate the history of southeast SF, enjoy a thrilling ride,” and “help define the vision for bicycle access” for this 13-mile greenway/waterway network along the city’s Southern Waterfront with the SF Bike Coalition. 10 am.
- Sunday: The SF Bicycle Coalition Rides the Pride Parade. Represent San Francisco’s bike love in “one of the most thrilling rides you’ll ever experience pedaling down Market Street before an audience of over half a million.”
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.