This Week: SFBC’s Winterfest, Parking Meters in the Mission
It’s time to party once again at the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Winterfest this weekend. Also this week: SPUR hosts a live episode of 99% Invisible and a forum on Silicon Valley’s tech innovations in transportation, Supervisor Eric Mar takes a Halloween bike ride, and the SFMTA looks at constructing new restrooms for Muni operators. An SFMTA hearing on Friday also offers a chance for residents to speak up in support of new parking meters to reduce needless cruising in the Mission.
Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:
- Wednesday: SPUR San Jose hosts a forum to discuss Silicon Valley’s growth in transit-related tech innovation, “from clean vehicles to transit apps to driverless cars,” and how this growth might translate into changes in the built environment. 12:30 p.m.
- Also Wednesday: The SFMTA holds a community meeting on the proposed construction of new Muni operator restrooms at the terminals of the 54-Felton and 29-Sunset lines in the Bayview to, among other goals, reduce delays due to unplanned pit stops. 6 p.m.
- More Wednesday: Roman Mars will host a live podcast of his show 99% Invisible at the SPUR Urban Center [sold out] to talk about the organization’s “Unbuilt SF” exhibit, which features infrastructure plans in San Francisco that never came to be. 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Start off your Halloween with a morning ride “to Civic Center and beyond” with D1 Supervisor Eric Mar from the Inner Richmond — costumes are encouraged. 7:30 a.m.
- Friday: The SFMTA’s Engineering Hearing agenda includes some new parking meters and residential parking permit zones in the northeast Mission. Defenders of the status quo are expected to fight even this initial step, so speak up or write in to show your support for smart parking management that curbs needless traffic caused by drivers circling for a spot. 10 a.m.
- Sunday: The SFBC hosts its 18th annual Winterfest Party and Fundraiser with food from Bicycle Bahn Mi, drinks courtesy of New Belgium, live music, and auctions. Come by to mingle and support advocacy for bike-friendly streets. 6 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.