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

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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 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. City Hall room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, S.F.
  • Tuesday Affordable Transit for Low-Income Riders. For most households in the Bay Area, transportation is the third-largest monthly expense, behind housing and food. Hear a panel of experts discuss the challenges that low-income riders face when paying for transit, and the potential solutions to make transit more affordable. Co-presented by SPUR and Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT). Tuesday, May 23, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Tuesday Reconnecting Neighborhoods Cut Off by the Freeway. Can you transform the spaces underneath freeways and make them beautiful, safe, and inviting? The City of Oakland has launched a project to reknit the neighborhoods that were severed by the construction of I-880, and its plans to connect downtown to the waterfront will improve walkability and quality of life for the communities surrounding the underpasses. Tuesday, May 23, 12:30, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland
  • Wednesday Bike the Basics. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Young Professionals in Transportation are joining forces to go on a 4.5 mile ride to practice commuting by bike. The ride will start at the steps of City Hall on Polk St and proceed at a relaxed pace with no one left behind. The route will follow commonly biked streets including Market St., “The Wiggle,” Page St., Valencia, and Folsom, and end at the SoMa Streetfood Park, where riders can grab a drink or dinner. Wednesday, May 24, 6 p.m., City Hall steps, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, S.F. RSVP.
  • Thursday Drinks and Discourse: Michael Ghielmetti. Come grab a drink and hear from the key people who are shaping the region’s future. This installment of SPUR’s new Young Urbanist series will sit down with the president of Signature Development Group, the company behind the Hive and Brooklyn Basin. Hear about his career path and what it takes to develop successful projects in Oakland. Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m., SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Saturday Walk & Bike to Worship Week. This event starts on Saturday and continues throughout the week. It’s a joint effort of the SF Bicycle Coalition, Walk San FranciscoSan Francisco Interfaith Council, and leaders from local congregations to encourage church goers to walk and bike to places of worship. To get your congregation involved, click here. Starts Saturday, May 27 at various times and locations.

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