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This Week: Bike to School

More than 40 schools in San Francisco will be participating in this year’s Bike to School Week, sponsored by the SF Safe Routes to School Partnership and organized by the SF Bicycle Coalition.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • All Week: For Bike to School Week, more than 2,500 students and adults at 40 schools around the city are expected to partake in the joys of urban biking.
  • Tuesday: SPUR’s lunchtime forum focuses on SFMTA’s upcoming planning initiatives, exploring the relationship between future land use development and transportation options and touching on subjects like waterfront planning and shuttle bus policies. 12:30 pm.
  • Thursday: Join a District 9 walk with Supervisor David Campos, hosted by SPUR, through neighborhoods like the Mission, Bernal Heights, and Portola. 3 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 Board Votes on Sunday Parking Meters

Tomorrow, the SFMTA Board of Directors could vote tomorrow on a budget that caves to pressure from Mayor Ed Lee and undoes Sunday parking metering. On Thursday, a SPUR panel explores the idea of a contra-flow transit lane on the Bay Bridge.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors could vote on a two-year budget that includes the removal of Sunday parking meters. Although SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin has suggested compromised options, the proposed budget includes the full reversal of Sunday meters. This is your chance to call on the board to buck the mayor and retain smart parking policy. 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: SPUR’s lunchtime forum explores the possibility of a contraflow bus lane on the Bay Bridge, which could support increased bus demand once the Transbay Transit Center is completed in 2017. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Come see updated and detailed plans for the SF Public Utilities Commission’s Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project, aimed at creating rain gardens that capture stormwater within the street. 5 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: Walk to Work Day, Sunday Streets, Pricing on 101

SPUR’s lunchtime forum this week looks at how congestion pricing could benefit Highway 101. This Friday is Walk to Work Day, and Sunday Streets returns to the Tenderloin and Civic Center.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: SPUR’s lunchtime forum will explore the prospects for congestion pricing on 101, with reps from the SF County Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Valley Transportation Authority, and TransForm. 12:30 pm.
  • Friday is Walk to Work Day. Take a stroll to City Hall with your supervisor: Every district rep is participating. The supes will depart from one of 13 hubs around the city, where you can also get some coffee and goodies.
  • Sunday: The second Sunday Streets of the year is in the Tenderloin and Civic Center, bringing car-free streets back to the heart of the city. 11 a.m. to 4 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 Budget Talks, Supes Hear Shuttle Appeal

This week, the SFMTA’s Board of Directors begins its budget talks, the Board of Supervisors hears an appeal on the SFMTA’s private shuttle regulation pilot program, and SPUR hosts a bicycle tour of the city’s newest green infrastructure. Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors meets to discuss the agency’s FY 2015-16 budget. This is your chance to speak out on the proposal to repeal Sunday parking metering, and to call for more funding for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Board of Supervisors considers an appeal claiming that the SFMTA’s pilot program to regulate private shuttles is subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act. 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SPUR hosts a bike tour of San Francisco’s newest green infrastructure, like rain gardens and bioswales. 12 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: Final Open House on Redesigning Polk Street

The SFMTA will unveil its final proposals for a redesigned Polk Street this Wednesday — don’t miss this chance to weigh in. The SFMTA Board of Directors also meets to go over the recommended service adjustments in the Muni TEP, and SPUR discusses how big data is shaping transit policy.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: Listen in on a SPUR lunchtime forum on how the growing body of data on transit use allows experts “to make smarter decisions about transportation investments and operations while greatly improving the experience for travelers.” 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Don’t miss the final open house for Polk Street’s redesign. SFMTA staff will present details and collect feedback on the final proposed street configuration and “public realm enhancements such as lighting, landscaping, bulbouts and alley improvements.” 5:30 p.m. In preparation, the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Central City Committee will discuss the plans Monday (tonight) at 5 p.m.
  • Friday: The SFMTA Board of Directors  holds a special meeting to consider staff-recommended changes to Muni lines as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project. 8 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: Shoup in Berkeley, What SF Can Learn From DC

In a light week on the calendar, SPUR looks at what SF can learn from DC, and Donald Shoup will be at UC Berkeley to talk smart parking policy.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: Join a SPUR lunchtime forum for a discussion on what San Francisco can learn from D.C.’s transportation innovations, from automated traffic enforcement to one of the most successful bike-share systems in the country. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Donald Shoup, parking policy guru and UCLA professor, comes to the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley to talk about how we can revolutionize our cities by rethinking parking management. 7 p.m.

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This Week: Muni TEP Update, Re-Thinking Ocean Avenue

The SFMTA holds more meetings this week on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project, including a discussion at SPUR and a community meeting in Potrero Hill. The SF Bicycle Coalition also starts up its District 5 committee, and the Planning Department kicks off its effort to redesign Ocean Avenue.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: Join SFMTA planners at a SPUR lunchtime forum as they discuss the latest on the Muni TEP, the agency’s sweeping effort to make San Francisco’s transit system faster and more reliable. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Want to help push for safer streets for biking in neighborhoods like the Haight and the Western Addition? Join the SFBC District 5 Member Committee to discuss ways to improve the Panhandle and other bike routes in D5. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Help the Planning Department envision a safer, more livable Ocean Avenue at the first community planning workshop for a redesign of Ingleside’s commercial corridor. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting in Potrero Hill to collect feedback on Muni TEP changes proposed for routes 10, 22, and 33, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Later in the week, the SFMTA Board of Directors will also hear an informational update on the TEP plans as a whole. Friday at 9 a.m.

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This Week: More Muni TEP, SFMTA Budget, Sunday Streets

The SFMTA continues its community meetings on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project, where you can provide feedback about transit improvements on your Muni routes. The agency will also hold discussions on its upcoming budget at its board meeting and a town hall this weekend. A Board of Supervisors committee also considers Vision Zero, and Sunday Streets kicks off for the year.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday thru Thursday: The SFMTA will continues its public meetings about TEP improvements in three more neighborhoods, as well as a general citywide meeting:

    You can also submit input online at TellMuni.com.

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors will hear an update on the agency’s FY 2015-16 budget, which could include measures like Muni fare hikes and undoing Sunday parking meters. 2 p.m. On Saturday, The SFMTA will also hold its second town hall budget meeting at 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: The Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee considers a resolution adopting Vision Zero and another resolution creating a Pedestrian Safety Public Awareness Working Group. The committee will also hold a hearing on the SFMTA’s regulation of private shuttles. 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: Join the Planning Department and the Ocean Avenue Community Benefit District on a walking tour on Ocean Avenue to discuss ways to improve transportation and livability on the corridor. 10 a.m.
  • Sunday: The first Sunday Streets of 2014 brings some car-free fun to the Embarcadero. 11 a.m. to 4 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: Livable Streets in the Haight-Ashbury, Effective Muni

The SFMTA continues its Muni Transit Effectiveness Project meetings in five neighborhoods this week, where you can weigh in on transit upgrades. The agency will also hold a town hall on its budget for next year, and the Planning Department will show proposals for more livable streets in the Haight-Ashbury.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday thru Thursday, Saturday: The SFMTA will hold public meetings about its Muni TEP proposals in five neighborhoods:

    You can also submit input online at TellMuni.com.

  • Tuesday: The SF Bicycle Coalition will hold an open house for members to weigh in on the next wave of bike projects as the SFMTA develops a plan to prioritize bike lanes and traffic calming projects where they’re needed most. 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Planning Department will unveil proposals for its Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan, aimed at making the neighborhood’s streets friendlier for walking, transit, and biking. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The SFMTA will hold the first of two town hall meetings on the agency’s FY2015-2016 budget. Weigh in on proposals like the mayor’s push to reverse Sunday parking metering, and the abysmal state of funding for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects. 6:30 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: Muni TEP Meetings, Re-Thinking Mission Street

The SFMTA is taking the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project on a tour this week, with meetings in three neighborhoods where you can weigh in on proposed transit improvements. The Planning Department is also initiating a new plan for Mission Street outside of SoMa, and this weekend is the Silicon Valley Transportation Summit.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday: The SFMTA will hold meetings where you can weigh in on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project proposals to upgrade Muni lines in three neighborhoods:
    • Upper Haight: 6-Parnassus, 71-Haight/Noriega. Tonight at 6 p.m.
    • Parkside: 28/L-19th Avenue. Wednesday at 6 p.m.
    • Visitacion Valley: 8X-Bayshore, 10-Townsend/22-Fillmore/33-Stanyan, 56-Rutland. Saturday at 11 a.m.

    You can also submit input online at TellMuni.com.

  • Wednesday: The Planning Department will hold an open house to kick off its Mission Street Public Life Plan, an initiative to re-think Mission south of Van Ness Avenue and improve conditions for walking and transit. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The National Park Service will hold an open house on plans to rehabilitate the pavement on the promenade in front of Aquatic Park, with opportunities to create a better environment for walking and biking between Fisherman’s Wharf and Fort Mason. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit. TransForm hosts this gathering of sustainable transportation advocacy groups and transit agencies in the Bay Area “to promote improved transportation networks and complete communities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.” 9 a.m.

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