Livable Streets Events

This Week: Bike to Work Day, CalBike Party, Safer Columbus

Thursday marks the 20th annual Bike to Work Day. The California Bicycle Coalition will hold a benefit party on Wednesday; buy tickets through our site and Streetsblog will get a cut. City agencies will also hold an open house to present new proposals for a redesign of Columbus Avenue.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors agenda includes a presentation from the Planning Department about removing the northern spur of the 280 freeway, a presentation on the transportation revenue ballot measures planned for this November, and adoption of a strategy to improve Muni service in low-income neighborhoods. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: At a community open house meeting on a redesign of Columbus Avenue, city planners will present the latest proposals for a road diet, making room for transit lanes and buffered bike lanes. Some merchants are still fighting the heavily-vetted plans, so show your support and help ensure North Beach finally gets the main street it deserves. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: CalBike will hold its “Bay Lights for Better Bikeways” benefit party in the Transamerica Pyramid. Get tickets using our link, and 25 percent of the proceeds will go towards Streetsblog SF. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Join the pedal commute on Bike to Work Day, where commuters will be treated with snacks and coffee at energizer stations throughout the city and the Bay Area.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.