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This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week kicks off with a discussion and update on the proposed Geary BRT project, and winds down with Critical Mass, and an event to get the kiddies off their training wheels.

  • Monday: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority holds a community meeting on Geary Corridor Transportation improvements, including an update on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, with Supervisor Eric Mar, at the Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue. 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: SPUR Evening Symposium: The Protected City: Localism, Preservation and the City Fabric. Former SF Planning Director Dean Macris, former Supervisor Aaron Peskin and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant join in a discussion about the Downtown and Mission Bay plans, which "were among the first schemes in a new era of urban planning that responded to the excesses of the Moderns." 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: From Trafficways to Livable Streets. Livable City Executive Director Tom Radulovich discusses "contextualist urban transportation, the initial freeway revolt of the 1960s, and the ongoing movement in San Francisco and elsewhere to remove freeways and convert existing trafficways into livable streets." 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SFBC Bike-In Movie Night. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition holds the first of its summer movie nights, featuring the BMX cult classic, "Rad." Held in the parking lot of the Good Hotel, 112 7th Street@Mission. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: SPUR Lunchtine Forum: The Rise of Counter Institutions. A discussion with James Tracy, San Francisco Community Land Trust Board of Directors president, Rene Cazenave, executive director of the San Francisco Information Clearing House, Pam Pierce, author and founder of the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, and Gabriel Metcalf, SPUR's executive director, about "the origins of urban gardens, land trusts, and community development corporations." 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Critical Mass. It's that time of the month again. Join fellow massers for bicycling's defiant celebration, starting at Justin "Pee Wee" Herman Plaza, Market@Embarcadero. 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Freedom from Training Wheels. Join the SFBC in a car-free Golden Gate Park in an effort to free kids of their training wheels. JFK Drive, west of Conservatory Dr., Golden Gate Park. 1 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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Livable Streets Events

This Week in Livable Streets Events

This is a week of stimulating conversation and rewarding volunteerism in the Livable Streets calendar, with a fascinating recycling plant tour to round things out. Here's a taste of what's in store.

  • Monday: INFORUM: San FranCyclo, The Wheel World. The Commonwealth Club is presenting a conversation on the state of bicycling in San Francisco. The panel will include SFBC's Andy Thornley, SFMTA's Timothy Papandreou, Livable City's Tom Radulovich, and SF Bay Guardian's Steve Jones, discussing how San Francisco can integrate bike policy into urban planning and become a cohesive, harmonious city for people on foot, bike and other non-car forms of transportation. 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities. Author Jeff Mapes will discuss his book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities. The book explores the growing bike culture in U.S. cities. The talk is intended inspire anyone engaged in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and public health—and drivers trying to understand why they’re seeing so many cyclists. 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SFBC Volunteer Night. Newcomers are always welcome to stop by, snack on treats, chat with fellow cyclists, and help SFBC keep the organization rolling. Dinner is provided. 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: From urban renewal to contextual planning. Urban renewal, the result of top-down planning by government entities with extraordinary land use powers, left deep political and physical scars in San Francisco. Redevelopment Agency Director Fred Blackwell, Planning Director John Rahaim, architect Bob Herman, Steve Nakajo, executive director of Kimochi, Inc, and Regina Davis, executive director of the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, discuss this troubled chapter in the city's history. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Go Green: Leave Your Car Behind. The final seminar in the City of Burlingame's series on going green. The SFBC's Andy Thornley will suggest practical ways to reduce personal automobile use to help promote a healthier, more sustainable world (and save money). 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Willy Wonka’s Recycling Factory Bicycle Ride. A rare opportunity to tour the Pier 96 Recology Recycle Central recycling plant. This tour will explore the essence of recycling, a big mixed up pile on one end, whirring spinning machines and workers in the middle, with recycled commodities ready for market at the end. This ride is sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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