This Week: Burrito Project, Color in Downtown San Jose, Designing What We Don’t Know

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

  • Monday/today! Deliver Burritos by Bike with Burrito Project SF. The Burrito Project is a community supported group that gets together on the last Monday of each month to make and deliver burritos to the homeless. Monday, July 31/today! 5-8 p.m., Martin De Porres House of Hospitality, 225 Potrero Ave., S.F.
  • Tuesday Bringing Local Color to Downtown San Jose. Local Color is a project that aims to reactivate buildings and transform spaces into creative workshops, artist spaces, and pop-up bazaars. They’ve recently brought a vacant storefront on South First Street to life. Come hear about their work to revitalize downtown San Jose. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 12:30 p.m. Location will be sent in advance to all participants who register either via email at infosj@spur.org or phone 408-638-0083.
  • Wednesday Designing for What We Don’t Know Yet, Part III. When we think about designing for the future, are we thinking about the right things? Is big data helping us or hurting us? Are we creating public space and buildings that are fostering equality and ecology? These are some of the questions SPUR will tackle in a conversation about designing for the future. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Friday Women Bike SF August Coffee Club. Women Bike SF is a SF Bicycle Coalition program that aims to encourage and inspire more women, trans* and female identified individuals to ride bikes with social events, rides, and workshops. Meet new people, talk bikes, share tips and caffeinate together. If you’re new to riding or interested but haven’t gotten rolling yet, this is a place to find riding buddies and answer some of your questions about biking in SF. Friday, Aug. 4, 8-9 a.m., Equator Coffee, Fort Mason Location, 2 Marina Blvd, Bldg A, S.F.
  • Saturday Trek to Tiburon Bike Ride. Pedal over the bridge, through Sausalito and on to Tiburon with the SFBC. You’ll take a short break in Tiburon to rest and enjoy views of the Bay. Take the ferry back from Tiburon for a ~17-mile ride or return via bike for a ~35-mile ride. This ride is intended for those riders who are confident on a bike but are newer to riding longer distances. You’ll ride at an average pace of about 10-13 mph and many riders will be on hybrid bikes as opposed to road bikes. Saturday, Aug. 5, 8:30–1:30 p.m. California Academy of Science, 55 Music Concourse Dr., S.F. RSVP.
  • Saturday Yah! Bike Tour. Come ride with YAH! to learn about different strategies for creating more affordable housing and fighting displacement, the role that community struggle and activism play, and the ways that communities are planning for housing that will meet their needs now and into the future. This four- to five-mile ride welcomes all riding levels. Saturday, Aug. 5, 10-2 p.m. 24th Street BART, 2800 Mission Street, S.F. Spots are limited to 12 people, so please reserve a ticket.

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