This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, SPUR envisions 100,000 people per square mile and discusses parks as evolving artifacts, the streets repair bond measure goes before the SF Board of Supervisors, TransForum spotlights car-free adventures and heroes, and the San Jose Bike Party celebrates women who ride. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Monday: What would 100,000 people per square mile look like? “Density can take many different forms in urban environments.” Join architects David Baker, Craig Hartman, and Dan Solomon at this SPUR Lunchtime Forum to discuss “what 100,000 people per square mile might look like and what it would take to get there.” 12:30 pm.
  • Tuesday: The SF Board of Supervisors meets. On the agenda are AT&T’s sidewalk utility boxes, the proposed street repair bond ballot measure, changing the official sidewalk width on two streets, and a measure urging the SFMTA “to halt action on the transfer of credit card charges from taxi cab companies to taxi cab drivers.” 2 pm.
  • Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Parks as evolving artifacts. “Urban planner Alexander Garvin’s newest book, Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities, offers a comprehensive study of public parks, from their history and evolution to planning, location, site adaptation and design. Garvin will demonstrate the importance of public parks, as continually evolving artifacts in our cities, in understanding the functioning of cities and suburbs.” 12:30 pm.
  • Thursday: TransForum: Car-Free Adventures and Heroes. “Recognize some car-free heroes and swap stories about the joys – and challenges – to driving less over wine and snacks.” Hear from speakers like Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee, who “traveled the world for a year without setting foot on a plane” and Justin Eichenlaub and Kelly Gregory, who “are all about figuring out how to get to” regional destinations. 5:30 pm.
  • Friday: Reinventing Our Cities Film Series Presents: Transportation Solutions. The Greenbelt Alliance and the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning are hosting a showing of several Streetfilms and a PBS short film to “inspire you about alternatives to car transportation and how alternatives can improve city environment and people’s lives.” 7 pm.
  • Saturday: San Jose Bike Party: Ladies Ride. “It is no secret that cycling is a male dominated activity. We would all like to see more sisters, mothers, daughters, girlfriends, and wives out” riding, so celebrate cycling women this month on this flat, 16-mile cruise. 6 pm.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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