Eyes on the Street: Tactical Urbanism in the Inner Sunset

Pop up Display and a Traffic Zebra Bring Some Fun to the Evening Commute

A traffic zebra helped people cross Lincoln yesterday afternoon. Photos provided by Build Public.
A traffic zebra helped people cross Lincoln yesterday afternoon. Photos provided by Build Public.

There was a zebra helping people cross Lincoln at 9th Thursday evening. There was also a small pop-up art display and a table and chairs. This bit of “tactical urbanism” was the result of work from Build Public, a non-profit that aims to provide “safe shared places to relax, play, connect and celebrate.”

Some background from the group’s release about the project:

To educate neighbors about the goals of the Vision Zero and Green Benefit District (GBD) campaigns, over the course of four days between April 27 and May 7, Build Public and Street Plans Collaborative will deploy creative roadside displays at various intersections along Lincoln Way inviting residents and visitors to take action to improve the Inner Sunset neighborhood. Visitors will be able to learn more about both the city’s Vision Zero campaign and the Inner Sunset’s ongoing GBD formation effort – and ways to get involved in both.

And if you don’t know about traffic zebras, be sure to check out John Oliver’s hilarious piece on them.

This display is just the first of several coming to the Inner Sunset:

  • Tuesday May 2, 2017 – 7th & Lincoln, 4-7 p.m.
  • Saturday May 6, 2017 – 9th & Lincoln, 11-2 p.m.
  • Sunday May 7, 2017 – Location TBD, 11-2 p.m.

A couple more pics of the Lincoln display below.

Don’t forget, Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin this weekend!

VZ-GBD Chairs
The table and chairs, flanked by photos of tactical urbanism projects that make our streets more fun and lively.
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Rachelle Sarmiento from Street Plan Collaborative shows what a little more way-finding would look like on Lincoln as part of Build Public’s tactical urbanism project.

 

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