This Week: Making Sunday Streets Routine in the Mission

Tonight, join a community discussion on how the Mission can enjoy Sunday Streets more often. And if you haven’t made it to one of the SFMTA’s town hall budget meetings, Wednesday is your last chance. Also be sure not to miss this Thursday’s SPUR forum on how to save transit throughout the Bay Area. Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Monday: Sunday Streets Mission Community Meeting. This year, four consecutive Sunday Streets events are coming to the Mission. At this event join Sunday Streets organizers, Livable City and SFMTA staff “to explore the feasibility of holding more frequent Sunday Streets events on an established route.” Staff will answer questions and take input on the program. 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The SFCTA Plans and Programs Committee meets. On the agenda are approvals of funding to revive the Second Street improvement project, the Masonic Avenue redesign, the final report for transit improvements to connect the Bayshore Caltrain Station, and the West SoMa Transportation Plan. There will also be discussion of a report on the expenditure plan for San Francisco Vehicle License Fee revenue. 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday: SFMTA Town Hall Budget Meeting. This week is your last chance to attend one of the SFMTA’s public meetings on proposals to reduce the agency’s budget deficit. Show your support for overdue measures like extending parking meter hours and enforcing garage ordinances instead of cutting service or raising fares for Muni riders. This week’s meeting is at SF Waldorf High School on West Portal Avenue. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: SF Planning Commission / Rec and Park Joint Hearing: 8 Washington. This special hearing (postponed from earlier this month) will determine the authorization of the contentious luxury condo waterfront development, which will replace an existing 105-space parking lot near the Ferry Building with 165 units and a 420-space underground garage backed by the Port of San Francisco. 10 a.m.
  • Also Thursday: Saving Transit in the Region. Join SFMTA TEP Manager Julie Kirschbaum, Alix Bockelman from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and others for this SPUR lunchtime forum on reducing the rising costs of transit in the Bay Area. 12:30 p.m.
  • More Thursday: The SF Bicycle Advisory Committee meets. Come to this monthly meeting at City Hall to discuss, as the SFBC writes, “all matters bicycle.” Hear all the latest updates on SFMTA bicycle projects and provide feedback directly to planners. See this month’s SFMTA bike project report here [PDF]. 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Bernal Cut Walk-Through. “Join the College Hill Neighborhood Association, Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Office, and the SF Bicycle Coalition on a walk-through of the Bernal Cut – San Jose Avenue north of Glen Park. The first hour will focus on a tour of the Cut stairs and pathways to see the community’s plans for improvement. At 10:30, we’ll discuss bike safety issues on San Jose Avenue and brainstorm ideas for improvements.” 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday: Shaping San Francisco Cycles of History Bicycle Tour: Ecological History (North). Join Chris Carlsson, co-director of Shaping SF and Streetsblog contributor, for “a social, historical and critical 4-hour tour through the city’s ecological past and present… This trip through San Francisco’s lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city from downtown north, covering the heart of the city, the waterfront and Yerba Buena cove, Telegraph Hill, Black Point, and Crissy Field in the Presidio.” 12 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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