This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, learn about sustainable planning on the West Coast, help design a safer Broadway through Chinatown and a separated bikeway on JFK Drive, and learn the best ways to stay safe cycling. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Monday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Picturing West Coast Density. Join architects Eric Naslund, Mike Corl, and Roger Gula for a discussion on infill development projects during the recent housing boom that “included a creative use of planning codes, which pushed the limits of design and addressed concerns such as parking, height and bulk” to “to create environmentally and socially conscious high-density housing.” 12:30 pm.
  • Tuesday: Chinatown Broadway Street Design Community Workshop. Join the SF Planning Department and CCDC for a workshop “to develop a community-based vision to improve pedestrian conditions, and develop a design plan that is safe, gracious and lively” for Broadway from Columbus Avenue to the Broadway Tunnel. 4:30 pm.
  • Tuesday: JFK Drive Separated Bikeway Community Meeting. The SFMTA will hold a public meeting to field input on the next steps toward designing the 1.5 mile physically separated bikeway expected to grace John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park by the end of the year. 6:30 pm.
  • Wednesday and Saturday: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Strategic Planning Meeting. The SFBC will provide two opportunities this week for its members to provide input and help shape the organization’s five-year Strategic Plan, “an important road map for how we work successfully to promote bicycling for everyday transportation … We are thinking about how to set ambitious, achievable goals.”  Wed: 6 pm, Sat: 10 am.
  • Friday: SFMTA Engineering Hearing. On the agenda is the next batch of 15 mph school zones throughout San Francisco that are set to begin implementation in October. 10 am.
  • Saturday: Urban Cycling Workshops in San Francisco and Burlingame. Novice bike riders in both San Francisco and Burlingame have an opportunity this weekend to learn the ropes of safe cycling. The SFBC will hold its regular introductory classroom course in the city (10 am) while Burlingame co-hosts a workshop with the League of American Bicyclists on the Peninsula (10:30 am).
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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