Sunday Streets: Chinatown and North Beach

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First Walking Sunday Streets a Hit in Chinatown and North Beach

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San Francisco’s Grant Avenue, the city’s oldest street, was opened to pedestrians only yesterday in a milestone Sunday Streets event that drew thousands of people to the historic neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach on a sunny, 74-degree day. The city’s first walking Sunday Streets on a thoroughfare that seems like one of the most […]

Scenes from Sunday Streets Western Addition

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An estimated 10,000 people turned out to celebrate Sunday Streets in the Western Addition, NOPA, Fillmore and Alamo Square neighborhoods yesterday. By all indications, the event was a success, and the weather, well, perfect. And we’re in for another treat this week. For the second time in Sunday Streets history, San Franciscans will get to […]

Mayor Lee to Bring Sunday Streets to Chinatown and North Beach This Year

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Chinatown and North Beach, the “densest neighborhoods west of the Mississippi,” are set to be graced by Sunday Streets for the first time this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced today. City leaders and advocates said they’re eager for the opportunity to let residents experience Grant Avenue and California Street free of car traffic. “Sunday Streets will be different […]

Dreaming of Pedestrian Heaven on San Francisco’s Oldest Street

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Enjoying a car-free Grant Avenue at Noodle Fest. Photo: Michael Rhodes Could San Francisco’s first and oldest thoroughfare become the city’s first true pedestrianized street? Since the day in 1835 when William Richardson drew the first map of Yerba Buena that included just one street, called "Calle de la fundacion" — Foundation Street, which ran […]