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This Week: A People-Friendly Mission Street

It’s a light week on the Streetsblog calendar – here are the highlights:

  • Wednesday: The SFMTA and Planning Department will hold an open house community meeting on Mission Street’s proposed transit and pedestrian upgrades, which have faced resistance from residents who fear they’ll exacerbate gentrification. 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Bike alongside Andy Thornley, the SF Bicycle Coalition’s former policy director, for another edition of Andy’s Audits, a survey of bicycling conditions on the streets of the Sunset. 1:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Walking-Friendly Ocean Ave, PUBlic Transit Crawl

It’s a light week on the Streetsblog calendar – here are the highlights:

  • Wednesday: Come to an open house to see the Planning Department’s final design proposals for sidewalk improvements on Ocean Avenue, including greening, bulb-outs, and gathering spaces. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Transit lovers can join the SF Transit Riders Union for the second PUBlic Transit Crawl, a Valentine’s Day-themed journey hitting four bars along the 14-Mission route. 6 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Faster 33-Stanyan, Better Market, Safer Arterials

Most of the action this week is crammed into Wednesday and Thursday, with public meetings about Muni’s proposed changes to the 33-Stanyan, the Better Market Street project, and traffic calming on the city’s dangerous arterial streets.

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

  • Tuesday: Join the SF Planning Department for a walking tour to look at pedestrian safety issues around Mission and Randall Streets and help shape the Mission Street Public Life Plan. 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday: At SPUR’s lunchtime forum on Vision Zero, city officials and street safety advocates will talk about the steps needed to end traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold a Muni Forward community open house in the Mission about changes proposed for the 33-Stanyan, including route re-alignment, streetscape improvements, sidewalk bulb-outs, and transit stop adjustments. 6 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: Better Market Street Meeting: The Planning Department will hold a public meeting where you can weigh in on what types of changes planners should study as they begin the process of making over Market Street. 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: A SPUR lunchtime forum will take a close look at the new Muni map set to hit bus shelters this spring. This is a chance to get a behind-the-scenes account of the mapmaking process from the cartographers themselves. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Safety and Services Committee is holding a hearing at City Hall about traffic calming on SF’s arterial streets. This is a chance to let city leaders know which high-speed streets you think pose the greatest danger to people walking and biking. 2 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Speak Up for a Safer Polk Street

The Polk Street redesign and Muni Forward improvements for the 30-Stockton are the big-ticket items on the Streetsblog calendar this week:

  • Wednesday: The SFMTA is holding an open house about transit improvements for the 30-Stockton in North Beach, where you can weigh in on transit-only lanes, bus stop changes, and other proposals to speed up the route. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Speak up for a safer Polk Street at SFMTA’s public hearing on the street’s redesign. Bike lanes (protected and unprotected), bulb-outs, and other changes are all in play. You can speak at the hearing or email comments to sustainable.streets@sfmta.com. 10 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Enhancing Public Life on Mission Street

The Planning Department is fielding ideas to improve the public realm on Mission Street at a meeting on Wednesday, and at the end of the week, you can get to know California’s newest transportation agency.

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

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors agenda includes the expected approval of free Muni for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Planning Department’s third Mission Street Public Life Plan meeting is looking for a few good ideas about how public space improvements can reflect and celebrate neighborhood identity. You can also fill out this survey. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: At a SPUR lunchtime forum, learn how the fledgling California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) plans to shape the future of the state’s mobility. 12:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Making 16th Street Work Better for Muni

The SFMTA is holding public meetings this week on a more transit-friendly 16th Street and a new residential parking permit area in NoPa. You can also take a ride with the SF Bicycle Coalition to see how well streets perform for bicycling in the Richmond District.

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

  • Wednesday: The SFMTA is putting on an open house about transit improvements for 16th Street that will speed up Muni’s 22-Fillmore with upgrades like transit-only lanes and bus bulb-outs, as well as bicycle improvements on parallel 17th Street. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: The SFMTA’s engineering hearing agenda includes a new residential parking permit zone — area Q — in the Alamo Square and NoPa neighborhoods. 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: Ride alongside Andy Thornley, the SFBC’s former policy director, for Andy’s Audits, an evaluation of San Francisco’s streets from the two-wheeled perspective. The first ride looks at the Richmond, the northwest corner of the city that Andy calls home. 1:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: SFMTA Set to Approve New Muni Line

The Streetsblog calendar kicks off 2015 with a solid addition to the transit system: Tomorrow, the SFMTA Board of Directors Tuesday is expected to approve a new Muni route that would connect 16th Street BART to Mission Bay. The year’s first SPUR forums and public meetings for the first round of SFMTA street redesigns in 2015 follow later in the week.

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

  • Tuesday: The first SFMTA Board of Directors meeting agenda of the year includes approval of the new 55-16th Street Muni bus line, a route that would connect the 16th Street BART station to the new University of California, SF hospital in Mission Bay. 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: Join SPUR’s Wednesday lunchtime forum to see what the Bay Area can learn from Zurich’s “novel approach to public transit planning.” Another forum on Thursday will showcase the best and worst of European rail station design. 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday: The SFMTA’s public engineering hearing agenda includes a new bike lane on Euclid Avenue between Masonic and Arguello, sidewalk bulb-outs on mid-Irving Street and Holloway Avenue, and more. 10 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: A Deluge of Transportation Planning Meetings

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, which means it’s time for city agencies to pack in a last-minute flood of community meetings before the holiday season. The SFMTA will host meetings on Market Street car restrictions and transit lanes, upgrades for the Muni 8X-Bayshore Express, and another public workshop about designs for a protected bikeway on the Embarcadero. Tomorrow, the SFMTA Board of Directors is also set to approve transit upgrades for Van Ness BRT, Haight Street, and bus bulb-outs on Columbus Avenue. The SFMTA and Planning Department will also hold two meetings about re-envisioning transportation in SoMa.

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

  • Tuesday: Weigh in at the SFMTA’s second public meeting about turn restrictions and transit-only lane extensions proposed for Market Street. The plans would prevent private auto drivers from turning onto Market between Third and Eighth Streets. 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The SFMTA Board’s meeting agenda includes approval of street changes for Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit, pedestrian and transit bulb-outs along Columbus Avenue, and transit-priority traffic signals and bulb-outs on Haight Street for the 71 and 6 lines. 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: The Planning Department holds an open house on Tuesday to present updates on the Central SoMa Plan, which re-envisions dangerous traffic sewers along the Central Subway with transit lanes, public space, and protected bike lanes. 6 p.m. On Wednesday, SFMTA holds a public meeting on the Waterfront Transportation Assessment, which focuses on SoMa, Mission Bay, and the Central Waterfront. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: The SFMTA will hold an open house on improvements to Muni’s 8X-Bayshore Express, including a mile of transit-only lanes on Geneva Avenue and sidewalk extensions. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: SPUR hosts two events: On Wednesday, a lunchtime forum will focus on how BART should invest in its future (12:30 p.m.). On Thursday, join a walking tour to discuss what makes a truly ideal urban street (5:30 p.m.).
  • Thursday: Come weigh in at the SFMTA’s third Embarcadero Bikeway Public Workshop, focusing on redesigning the segment between Fisherman’s Wharf and Broadway. 5:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Embarcadero Bikeway, 30-Stockton, Buses + Beers

The SFMTA will hold public meetings this week on upgrades for the Muni’s 30-Stockton and on a protected bikeway along the Embarcadero. The SF Transit Riders Union will also get together for another “PUBlic Transit” crawl along the L-Taraval.

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

  • Monday: SPUR’s lunchtime forum looks at the challenges of making automobile-centric suburbs more people-friendly and sustainable. 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold another open house on Muni upgrades, this time for the 30-Stockton. Proposals include transit-only lanes for portions of the route, as well as bulb-outs at bus stops and pedestrian crossings. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The SFMTA will hold its second public workshop on an Embarcadero protected bikeway. This one will focus on the segment between Broadway and Folsom Streets. Come weigh in on the designs. 5:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Come support a better Muni over beers with SFTRU’s second  PUBLIC Transit crawl. The ride will hit four bars along the L-Taraval route, including the Castro, West Portal, and Outer Sunset. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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This Week: Election, SFMTA Workshops, Vision Zero Rally

Tomorrow is election day, so get out and cast your vote on measures like Prop L, the bid from Sean Parker and the Republican Party to enshrine 20th-century car-centric policies in SF. The SFMTA will also hold three open houses on proposed transportation improvements this week — two on Muni’s 5 and 28 routes, and one on a protected bikeway on the Embarcadero.

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

  • Tuesday: Election Day — get out and vote! On the ballot is Prop A, the $500M general obligation bond for transportation; Prop B, Supervisor Scott Wiener’s measure to set aside more general funds for safer streets and Muni; and Prop L, the measure that pushes free parking instead of safer streets. Contentious seats are also up for election in Supervisorial District 10 and BART District 8.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold an open house on changes planned to speed Muni’s 5-Fulton route. Proposals include adding bus bulb-outs and replacing stop signs with transit-priority traffic signals. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Come to the SFMTA’s 28/28L open house to learn about proposals to add bus bulb-outs and to consolidate stops on 19th Avenue. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: At the SFMTA’s Embarcadero Enhancement Public Workshop, you can weigh in on the design of a protected bikeway on SF’s waterfront through hands-on exercises. This workshop will focus on the Embarcadero between Folsom Street and AT&T Park. 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday through Sunday: The SF Urban Film Fest will feature engaging media and forums focused on urban planning’s role in social equity and civic engagement.
  • Friday: The SF Bicycle Coalition and other organizations will hold a rally for action on Vision Zero and memorial for those who have been killed on SF’s streets — including three victims in just the last two weeks. 10 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.