This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, learn what the Netherlands can teach us about re-shaping our streets, and take a historical walk through Hayes Valley. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Monday and Thursday: Light Up the Night. The SF Bicycle Coalition and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency are partnering up to hand out free bike lights for those dark winter evening commutes. Keep an eye out for a station along the city’s major bike routes, or volunteer to hand them out. 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: SFBC Family Biking Series, Part 2 and Part 3. The SF Bike Coalition holds its two final classes on family biking. Tuesday’s class will be on “Biking With Your Baby & Toddler” and Thursday’s will focus on “Biking Your Child to School”. 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Learning From the Netherlands. Join SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum, SF Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, and Consul General for the Netherlands Bart Van Bolhuis as they “share their ideas on how we can make San Francisco an easier place to shop, live, and play, and meet the city’s goal of 20 percent of trips by bicycle by 2020.” 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Chinatown Broadway Street Design Community Meeting. Join the SF Planning Department’s third and final community meeting to discuss streetscape improvements to Broadway between Columbus Avenue and the Broadway Tunnel. 4 p.m.
  • Friday: San Jose Bike Party: Superhero Ride. “Do you remember when you were a kid riding your bike and pretending you were a superhero flying through the skies?” Dress as your favorite superhero and fly on two wheels at this month’s bike ride and dance party. 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Shaping San Francisco Dissent Bicycle History Tour. “Covering everything from literary dissenters to urban riots and protests, this tour examines sites of conflict and unrest, the social movements and upheavals, that have shaped San Francisco since its origins.” 12 p.m.
  • Sunday: Guided Walk: Hayes Valley – Past, Present and Future. “Join Walk San Francisco for an exploration of the colorful past, dynamic present and promising future of Hayes Valley, one of the City’s most rapidly changing neighborhoods,” which has experienced a revival since the Central Freeway was partially removed. 1 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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