This Week: The Corporate Campus, Gilded Age Women on Bikes, Homeless Encampments

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

  • Tuesday Rethinking the Corporate Campus. The Bay Area job market is booming, but most new jobs are far from transit in auto-dependent campuses, contributing to congested roadways, worsening carbon emissions and eroding quality of life. SPUR’s new report Rethinking the Corporate Campus examines the trends shaping the location and design of Bay Area employment centers and recommends policies that ensure economic and environmental health. Tuesday, June 13, 12:30 p.m., SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
  • Tuesday How Gilded Age Women Found Freedom Through Bicycling. When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers in the 1890s, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony said she stood and rejoiced, “every time I see a woman ride by … the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” Come hear Ellen Garvey, author of two prize-winning books, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance and The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, speak about women and bikes in the Gilded Age. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling. Tue, June 13, 7–8:30 p.m., Marin Museum of Bicycling, 1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Fairfax.
  • Wednesday How Do We Respond to Homeless Encampments? Thousands of people sleep in the streets and parks of our major cities. A growing number are clustering together in tent encampments that can offer shelter and safety in numbers but that also pose dangers for their occupants and neighbors. How should our cities respond? Come hear homelessness policy leaders from San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco discuss one of our hardest urban and human challenges. Wednesday, June 14, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Thursday SPUR’s San Francisco Members Party. The SPUR Member Parties reach across the Bay Area, bringing together a community of urbanists to celebrate city life. Thursday, June 15, 5 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Thursday 17th Street Bicycle Safety Project Open House. On 17th Street between Church and Sanchez, several rail lines come together to form a complicated stretch that is difficult to navigate for people biking between the Mission and the Castro. This location has a history of crashes, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is now putting their attention here to find a solution. Will you be there to give feedback on the proposed design? Thursday, June 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street, S.F.
  • Friday June External Maintenance Class at the Bike Kitchen. Over two class sessions the Bike Kitchen will cover installing and removing tubes and tires (i.e. fixing a flat), installing brake and shift cables, adjusting brakes and gears, and chain maintenance. Friday, June 16, 6-8 p.m., Bike Kitchen, 650H Florida St., S.F.
  • Sunday Second Session of External Maintenance Class at the Bike Kitchen. Sunday June 18, 10-2 p.m. Same location.

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