This Week: Bicycle Advisory Committee, Big Bus Plus, Rooftop Urban Farming

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

  • Monday/tonight! Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee meets monthly to consider bicycle transportation projects and policies to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the SFMTA, and other City and County agencies. Monday/tonight! July 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
  • Tuesday Big Bus Plus. Technology is giving transit agencies more tools to provide mobility to markets that are difficult to serve with traditional “big bus” service. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is now actively using technology to expand mobility choices and improve access and connectivity to its core transit network. Learn about these emerging mobility strategies. Co-presented by Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT). Tuesday, July 25, 12:30, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
  • Wednesday Rooftop Urban Farming. A fantastic new urban farm has sprouted up on top of the Stanley Saitowitz–designed Garden Village project, located five stories in the air and just blocks from UC Berkeley. Tour this quarter-acre operation with the owner of Top Leaf Farms and learn about how the farm was installed, the opportunities and challenges of growing food for sale on top of a residential building, and what this project might signal about the future of rooftop farming. Wednesday, July 26, 5 p.m., Details to be sent ahead of tour. OaklandCA, Email address: publicprograms@spur.org or phone 510-827-1900.
  • Wednesday SFBC New Member Meet and Greet. Want to find some new folks to bike with? Know more about the work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition? Join up for a New Member Meet and Greet. New members who joined over the past year are invited and any members who want to get involved are welcome as well. Wednesday, July 26, 6-7 p.m., San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., S.F.
  • Thursday If You Build It, Will They Come? We’re spending billions of dollars on new transit projects in the Bay Area, but it takes more than new infrastructure to get people on board. Come learn about the innovative programs that are being developed to assist travelers around the region in understanding the value of our transit systems and how best to use them. Thursday, July 27, 12:30, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Thursday Women Bike Happy Hour Oakland. WOBO and Bike East Bay team up to host a Women Bike Happy Hour. This is a regular thing on the 4th Thursday of the month. Any level of rider and all women, trans, and femme folks are warmly welcome. Bring your bikey and bike-curious friends. Thursday, July 27, 5:30-7:30, Room 389, 389 Grand Avenue, Oakland.
  • Friday Designing a New Shoreline for Hunters Point. The Hunters Point shoreline has recently undergone a significant metamorphosis. PG&E’s power plant is now gone, and since 2013, a multidisciplinary team has been working with the community to cultivate ongoing dialogue about the site’s development. The first project resulting from that conversation, a 100-foot-wide shoreline park that combines built features with landscaping, is now completed. Join SPUR for a tour of the site and learn what’s planned next. Friday, July 28, 5 p.m., Details to be sent ahead of tour. Email address: publicprograms@spur.org, Phone: 415.781.8726

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