This Week: Burritos, Market Street Prototyping, Low Car(bon) Cities

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

    • Monday tonight! Deliver Burritos by Bike with Burrito Project SF. The Burrito Project is a community-supported group that gets together on the last Monday of each month to make and deliver burritos to the homeless. Monday, tonight! Oct. 31, burritos assembled from 4-5:30 p.m., or join them at 5:30 to help deliver the food by bike, Martin De Porres House Foundation, 225 Potrero Avenue, S.F.
    • Tuesday Prototyping on Market Street. The Prototyping Festival was created as a pathway towards a more vibrant and positive experience on Market Street. This year, new initiatives were founded to connect more neighborhoods and communities, as well as to prolong the positive effects of the festival. Hear about its highlights and learn how the festival is creating lasting change on Market Street. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
    • Tuesday Low (Car)bon Communities. There’s urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and design cities for car-free and car-light living. The book Low Car(bon) Communities examines cities that have reduced dependency on autos. Join author Nicole Foletta for a discussion of what she found.​ Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
    • Wednesday What’s Next for Diridon? Over $8 billion in transportation investments will make Diridon Station into one of the most connected places in the country, but in order to start running BART trains by 2025 and high-speed rail by 2029, plans have to move quickly. Decisions made in the next several months will shape the South Bay for the next century. Learn more about what is in the works for this crucial hub. Co-presented by the Commonwealth Club. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 12:30, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
    • Thursday Bike the Vote: SF Coalition Phone Bank. Come chat up SF Bicycle Coalition members about the election. This year’s election is an important one for biking in San Francisco and the SFBC is hosting phone banks to spread the word about endorsements. Plan to stay for a thank-you dinner afterward and get to know fellow volunteers. Thursday, Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m., the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Offices, 1720 Market Street, S.F.
    • Saturday Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop – UC Berkeley. Bike East Bay, with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department, is offering free, two-hour bicycle skills workshops. Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, avoid bike theft, ride after dark, and prevent common crashes. This is a two-hour, indoor workshop for adults and teens. Saturday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m., Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley.
    • Sunday Gals with Gears: Ride the Iron Horse Trail. Join the Gals for a casually paced “out and back” roll along the paved Iron Horse Trail. This is a fine ride for single and three-speed bikes. Meet at Pleasant Hill BART, hop on the trail for a nine-mile trip to downtown Danville, stop for coffee, lounge around a bit and then ride nine miles back to Pleasant Hill BART. Estimated time is less than three hours. Sunday, Nov. 6, 10-1 pm, Pleasant Hill BART Station, 1365 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek.

Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.


This Week: Megaprojects, Richmond District Streets, Brewfest

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight!: Join Richmond’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to plan upcoming events, review city projects, and discuss the implementation of Richmond’s Bicycle Master Plan. Some of what is on the agenda: the Richmond‐San Rafael Bridge Bike Path project update, a post-event discussion on Bike To Work […]

This Week: Visions for a Better Market Street

Join one of the Better Market Street workshops this week to help envision the future of San Francisco’s most important corridor. East Bay Bus Rapid Transit also goes up for final approvals at the Oakland and San Leandro city councils this week, and Sunday Streets returns to Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods. Here are all the highlights from […]

This Week: Bike Lights, Light Rail, Streetsblog Holiday Party

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Bike Light Assembly Night. Help put together light sets for Bike East Bay’s annual bike light giveaway. Dinner and snacks will be provided. Mon., Dec. 12, 5 pm. Bike East Bay Headquarters, 466 Water St., in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Monday tonight!  Bike Talks Lightrail […]

This Week: Bicycle Advisory Committee, Affordable Transit, Cut Off by the Freeway

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee meets to consider bicycle transportation projects and policies to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the County Transportation Authority, the San Francisco Police Department, and other City and County of San Francisco agencies. Mon., tonight! May […]

This Week: Berkeley Bike Plan, Planning for Families, Women & Bikes

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Berkeley Bicycle Plan Update Open House. Come see the draft Berkeley Bicycle Plan. It includes recommendations for new and enhanced bike boulevards and improved crossings, downtown and UC campus area projects, including new protected bikeways, enhancements to the Ohlone Greenway, upgrades to existing bike lanes […]