This Week: Oakland Tech, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Housing for Families

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

  • Monday tonight! Oakland and Prosperity for All: Oakland Newcomers Speak. The tech influx will leave its mark on Oakland, but current residents are concerned about how much the city could, and should, change in the face of this new wave of residents. Join SPUR for this second installment in a new series, as newer arrivals discuss how their work in Oakland endeavors to honor the city’s best qualities while bringing prosperity for all. In partnership with the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Monday, tonight!, Feb. 27, 6 pm, Kapor Center, 2148 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Monday tonight! Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting. The Bicycle Advisory 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. Monday, tonight! Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30 pm, City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco.
  • Wednesday Housing for Families and the Workforce. San Francisco Supervisor Tang recently introduced legislation to incentivize real estate developers to include units specifically for families and low-and-middle-income San Franciscans and would provide fees for the city’s public schools. Can this change how San Francisco builds? Bring your questions and hear from the experts. Co-presented by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. Wednesday, March 1, 6 pm., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco.
  • Thursday San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Service Station. Bicycle Ambassadors will be out on the street, at the Caltrain Station, to warm commutes and give the latest on their work. Stop by for a morning coffee, a snack and sign a petition. They’ll also be offering discounted memberships. Thursday, March 2, 7:30-9:30 am, Caltrain Station, 4th Street and Townsend Street, San Francisco.
  • Thursday Addressing Homelessness With Homes. Santa Clara County’s Measure A, which passed in 2016, will allocate funding to help build affordable housing, while other groups are experimenting with solutions like tiny homes and permanent supportive housing. Learn how these groups are working to house the homeless. Thursday, March 2, 12:30 pm, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
  • Thursday Let’s Talk Biking in SoMa. Come grab a drink with SFBC’s Community Organizer Charles Deffarges and other SFBC members to talk street projects in SoMa. 2017 will be a huge year with multiple projects moving rapidly towards construction. Wondering what’s going on with Townsend? Confused by the new 9th and Division intersection treatment? Got a great idea for Folsom bike lane design? Bring all of your questions and/or ideas and hash them out over a beer. Thursday, March 2, 5:30 -7 pm. The Driftwood, 1225 Folsom, San Francisco.
  • Saturday Spring Ride: Fruitvale to Fremont BART. Bike East Bay will lead a series of progressively challenging rides from February to June. This ride will be a flat 32 mile ride from Fruitvale BART to Alameda, then continuing down the Bay Trail through San Leandro. They’ll head inland through Hayward (with an option to end your ride at mile 16 at Hayward BART) then continue through Union City, hopping on the Alameda Creek trail to end at Fremont BART station. Bring a working bike and helmet, water and snacks, sunscreen, money for BART and lunch (or bring your lunch with you). Saturday, March 4, 9:30-1:00 pm, 3401 E 12th St, Fruitvale BART Station, Oakland.

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

  • Jeffrey Baker

    SPUR will host a talk on how newcomers may impact Oakland. How appropriate!

  • Mitchell

    Enough gnat lanes! Cyclists belong on side streets, and pedestrians exiting cars (!) don’t deserve to get “biked”!

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