This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, urbanist innovators discuss the future of parklets and other temporary street changes, the city holds an update meeting on the Cesar Chavez streetscape project, and the SFBC teaches the facts about biking pregnant or with babies. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum – Time’s Up: the End of Temporary. “From parklets to bike lanes, gardens to pop-up stores, temporary urban interventions have emerged as a powerful source of innovation, experimentation and rapid implementation. But while temporary approaches can fast-track things into existence, their day of reckoning must eventually come… Join innovators Kit Hodge of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Michael Yarne of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and John Bela of Rebar to discuss the evolution and future of temporary urbanism.” 12:30 pm.
  • Also Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors meets. On the agenda is adoption of the America’s Cup People Plan, a resolution supporting the quick implementation of High-Speed Rail, its termination at the Transbay Transit Center, and Caltrain elecrification; and a presentation on the city’s Transportation Sustainability Program. 1 pm.
  • Also Tuesday: The SF Board of Supervisors meets. On the agenda is the appointment of Cindy Wu as Planning Commissioner, an ordinance to expedite sidewalk expansions, and more. 2 pm.
  • Wednesday: Cesar Chavez West Streetscape Improvement Project Update Meeting. “The SFMTA has just announced changes to the long-awaited community-based design for Cesar Chavez between Bryant Street and Hampshire Street. Caltrans, the State Department of Transportation, is now requiring an additional vehicle travel lane on Cesar Chavez between Bryant Street and York Street, forcing the loss of on-street car parking on the south side of the street in that section. Attend a community meeting to hear more about how those decisions were made and ask questions of the city team.” 6 pm.
  • Thursday: SF Planning Commission Hearing. On the agenda is a major parking reform amendment from Supervisor David Chiu and Livable City Director Tom Radulovich that would remove many parking requirements in northeastern neighborhoods of the city. 12 pm.
  • Sunday: SF Bicycle Coalition Family Biking Series: Biking Pregnant/With Your Baby and Toddler. New parents and mothers-to-be can join this free two-part class to learn the facts about biking safely with their young ones and meet others who are in the same boat and share experiences. Part 1: 10 am. Part 2: 11:30 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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