This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, SPUR launches its Reclaim Market Street! Exhibition, have a beer at the East Bay Bike Party to benefit the EBBC, and Sunday Streets reclaims car-free space from NoPa to Japantown. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors meets. The San Francisco Transit Riders Union encourages you to show your support for all-door boarding at this week’s SFMTA Board meeting, where directors will hear a presentation from SFMTA staff on the agency’s progress towards implementing this long-overdue solution. 2 pm.
  • Tuesday: Opening party: SPUR’s Reclaim Market Street! Exhibition. Join SPUR for an evening of “spirited gallery talks, refreshments and presentations” at the launch of Reclaim Market Street!, which “will provide context and depth to the pilot projects that take place over the course of the exhibition, highlighting the many ways in which cities, nationally and internationally, are engaged in reimagining their public spaces through experimental urban planning.” 6 pm.
  • Wednesday: Designing Daggett Park. The SF Planning Department is having a community meeting to finalize its design for a beautiful new public space on Daggett Street in Showplace Square. 6 pm.
  • Thursday: SF Planning Commission Hearing. On the agenda is a new residential building with a 1:1 parking ratio at Julian Avenue and 14th Street, a warehouse to be converted to 67 residential units with eight parking spots at Stevenson and 6th Streets, a set of proposed amendments to parking ordinances in the Planning Code, a presentation on the Western SoMa Community Plan, and more. 12 pm.
  • Friday: East Bay Bike Party. “Get ready to get your ¡Viva! on” at this month’s bike ride and dance party in the East Bay “where you can celebrate whatever you like”! The fun begins at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza by Fruitvale BART Station and finishes at the after-party at Linden Street Brewery in Oakland, where proceeds will benefit the East Bay Bike Coalition. 7:30 pm.
  • Saturday: Japantown Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting. The Japantown Organizing Committee is holding one of a series of community meetings seeking input on its recommended changes to the 2009 draft neighborhood plan, which aims to “preserve, restore and enhance Japantown as a vital, prosperous, and livable community that authentically reflects, embodies and continues its cultural heritage and history into the future.” 9:30 am.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets. This weekend, thousands of San Franciscans will head out to the first of two Sunday Streets this month to play in car-free space in the Western Addition, North of Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore and Japantown neighborhoods. Next week, don’t forget to enjoy the first Sunday Streets for Chinatown and North Beach. 11 am – 4 pm.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.
  • Jeremy

    SPUR’s Market St thingy is tonight, not Wednesday

  • icarus12

    A question for people better in the know than I: I read in detail parts of the Transit Effectiveness Project.  Many of its recommendations must go through an Environmental Review Process before implementation after 2013.  The same is not true of relatively minor changes to boarding policies, for example.  So why does the SFMTA have to hold hearings on all-door boarding — a minor, but important part of speeding up its fleet? And can the public derail any of the TEP’s plans from ticket machines to stop spacing to all-door boarding?

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