This Week: Parking Permits, Designing Transit, Women’s Bike Workshop

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: Tonight! San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshop. The SFMTA is seeking public comment to update and (hopefully) improve San Francisco’s parking permit program. This is one of 11 workshops they are holding throughout the city. Once the public meetings are complete, staff will take recommendations to the SFMTA Board of Directors in fall 2016. Monday, May 23, is the session for District 7, 6-8 p.m., at St. Stephen Catholic Parish, 401 Eucalyptus Drive, SF.
  • Wednesday: Another of San Francisco SFMTA’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshops. Wednesday, May 25, is the session for District 11, 6-to-8 p.m. Minne Lovie Ward, 650 Capitol Avenue, Rec Center, SF.
  • Wednesday: SPUR is hosting a Transit+Design Workshop. Come join and learn about the research and design tools that help create a great experience for transit users. Learn from talented designers as they celebrate transit design successes happening around the region. Wednesday, May 25, 2:00-5:00 p.m., at SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland. Free for SPUR members, otherwise $10.
  • Wednesday: Transit Demystified. How do we get transit-friendly corridors? Why do we have light rail in some places and BRT in others? Why is walking to transit so daunting in some places? Six presenters will discuss these Bay Area transit mysteries, with pictures, and beer. Join the Young Urbanists for an evening of rapid-fire presentations. Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m., at SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland. Free for SPUR members, otherwise $10.
  • Thursday: Envision Silicon Valley. This is one of several meetings VTA will hold. The public is invited to learn about progress made toward developing an expenditure plan for a possible transportation sales tax on the November 2016 ballot. Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m. Mountain View City Hall, Council Chambers; 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. Served by bus routes 52, 81, 34 and 35.
  • Sunday: PUBLIC Bikes Women’s Workshop: Join the San Francisco Women’s Bike Clinic, led by PUBLIC Bikes employee Samantha Goodwin and learn the basic mechanics of a bike. Learn how gearing works, how to change a flat, and the best ways to lock your bike. The free clinic is limited to 20 women, trans, and femme participants. Sunday, May 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sign up a few ways: In PUBLIC’s Hayes Valley store (549 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), call the store: 415-688-4000, or via eventbrite page.

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