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This Week: Bringing Back Main Street, Hub Project, Pride Parade

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday tonight! Mission Community Hearing. Supervisor David Campos and the SFMTA are holding a public hearing about tweaking the design of the Mission Street Red transit-only lanes. This is in response to complaints by local merchants that the lanes are hurting their bottom lines. SFMTA and the Supervisor’s office will hear suggestions from the public. Attendees will be required to submit a speaker card. When called, speakers will be given two minutes to address the hearing. Monday, tonight, June 20, 6 pm at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street, SF.
  • Tuesday Enlivening Our Main Streets. Once-forgotten downtown main streets in towns across the country are being revitalized. But reversing a declining downtown or a crumbling commercial corridor is a more complicated problem than just finding money. How do you build community, activate empty storefronts, and make main streets better places to live, work, and play? Join SPUR Oakland for a afternoon discussion of what it takes to make a vibrant downtown. Tuesday, June 21, 12:30 pm. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway. Free for SPUR members. $10 for non-members.
  • Tuesday Bikes, Wrenches, and Brews at Berkeley REI. Hang out with fellow bicyclists at the Berkeley REI to learn bike maintenance in a laid-back setting. Bring your bike, grab a complimentary brew, some grub, and a wrench. REI staff will instruct in basic bike maintenance. Tuesday, June 21, 6-8 p.m. Berkeley REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley.
  • Wednesday San Francisco Pride Parade Decorating Party. Stop by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition office to help create decorations and build a float for participation in the 2016 Pride Parade. Wednesday, June 22, 6-8 p.m. SF Bicycle Coalition Headquarters, 1720 Market Street, SF.
  • Wednesday Market Street Hub Workshop. This second workshop on San Francisco’s plan for the Hub will focus on street, open space, and public realm improvements that build on the initial concepts in the Market & Octavia Area Plan. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more and share your ideas on how the area’s streets and public spaces can better serve community needs. Wednesday, June 22, 6-8 p.m. Red Cross Building, 1663 Market Street, SF.
  • Thursday Women Bike Happy Hour, Oakland. This is a regular thing, each 4th Thursday of the month. Spend some quality, off-the-bike time with other women who bike and drink. Any level of rider and all women, trans and femme folks are welcome. Bring your bike-curious friends. Bike parking provided. Thursday, June 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Woods Bar & Brewery, 1701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland.
  • Saturday César Chavez: From Traffic Sewer to a Safer, Greener Neighbor. Join Walk San Francisco for a walk led by CC Puede’s Fran Taylor and guest speaker Bonnie Ora Sherk of A Living Library to explore place-making activism and local hydrology on César Chávez Street, on the southern edge of the Mission. The mostly flat, two-mile walk will start at St. Luke’s Hospital and make its way along César Chávez past Bryant and on to the infamous freeway exchange known as the “hairball,” with a stairway climb there for a view from Bernal Heights. Saturday, June 25, 10-noon. St. Luke’s Hospital 3555 Cesar Chavez St, SF. RSVP required. Free for Walk SF Members. $10 for non-members. Walk will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather.

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This Week: Megaprojects, Richmond District Streets, Brewfest

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday tonight!: Join Richmond’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to plan upcoming events, review city projects, and discuss the implementation of Richmond’s Bicycle Master Plan. Some of what is on the agenda: the Richmond‐San Rafael Bridge Bike Path project update, a post-event discussion on Bike To Work Day, and a talk about the Ride of Silence. Monday, June 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 450 Civic Center Plaza, Pt. Molate Conference Room, Second Floor, Richmond.
  • Tuesday: Join the next SPUR talk to learn about megaproject developments. Much of San Francisco’s housing pipeline is comprised of huge projects that are planned for specific, underdeveloped areas around the city. These projects have been in the works for years and are now starting to take shape. Join SPUR for a talk about Parkmerced and Schlage Lock, as well as the Brisbane Baylands project just south of the city limits. Tuesday, June 14. 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
  • Wednesday: This spring the City of Oakland adopted an impact fee on residential development to pay for affordable housing, transportation, and other public benefits. Join SPUR for a discussion on how this fee will affect the city’s housing market. How will we know if it’s working as intended? Hear how it may work to improve Oakland and, it is hoped, keep it affordable. Wednesday, June 15, 12:30 p.m. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
  • Thursday: Want to become an advocate for safer, more walkable streets? Volunteer to become a Walk SF Ambassador. Learn how to help educate neighbors and the community about Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, and Green Connections. The first step is learning to be a Summer Ambassador. Thursday, June 16, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Walk SF Office, 333 Hayes Street, S.F. RSVP is requested.
  • Saturday: : Richmond District streets are getting safer and more welcoming, but more needs to be done. Join a casual bike ride to learn about initiatives and ideas to make walking and biking in District 1 even safer for people of all ages and abilities. Saturday, June 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Velo Rouge Cafe, 798 Arguello Boulevard, S.F. Free for SF Bicycle Coalition members (a $10 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels the ride. No RSVP needed.
  • Saturday: : 3rd Annual Brewfest at the Sports Basement, Berkeley. Sports Basement is hosting the 3rd Annual BrewFest. A $5 donation to Bike East Bay gets you tastings from the finest Bay Area breweries: Lagunitas, Black Diamond, Drakes, Headlands, Sufferfest, and Triple Rock. Saturday, June 18, 3-6:00 p.m., 2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley. RSVP required.

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This Week: Elections, Sunday Streets, Bay Bridge Bike Path Summer Hours

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: How LA and SJ Embraced Modern Transit. Both Los Angeles and San Jose are working to transform themselves from auto-oriented cities to the transit-oriented towns of tomorrow. What has Los Angeles learned from the South Bay, and what can we learn from LA’s recent transit expansions? Join Ethan Elkind, the author of Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City, and Rod Diridon, the father of modern transit service in Silicon Valley, for this conversation. Tuesday, June 7, 12:30 p.m., SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
  • Wednesday: Post-Election Recap. What will the election results mean for San Francisco, not to mention the next set of election cycles to come? Join SPUR and local political analysts for a post-election recap. Wednesday, June 8, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF.
  • Wednesday: San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshop. The SFMTA is seeking public comment to update and (hopefully) improve San Francisco’s parking permit program. This is one of eleven workshops they are holding throughout the city. Once the public meetings are complete, staff will take recommendations to the SFMTA Board of Directors in fall 2016. Wednesday, June 8, is the session for District 8, 6-8 p.m., Harvey Milk Recreational Center, 50 Scott Street, SF.
  • Thursday: Real Change in Transportation–What Could it Look Like? What kinds of transportation do we want in San Francisco five, ten, or twenty years from now? How do we ensure that it meets the needs of all communities, not just the young, wealthy, and able-bodied? How can we make our streets safer? What is the best way to reduce the carbon footprint of local transportation? The Haight Asbury Neighborhood Council will hear from speakers including Jason Hender­son, Professor of Geography at SF State, on the topic of Real Change in Transportation. Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m., Park Library, 1833 Page St, SF.
  • Saturday: Brompton Urban Challenge San Francisco. Brompton is sponsoring a scavenger hunt on bicycle. All types of bikes are welcome to participate, but each team of 2-4 riders must include at least one Brompton to qualify. Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m., Huckleberry Bicycles, 1073 Market St
    SF. 2-4 riders per team (and at least one Brompton!), $25 per rider. Participants should have access to Twitter or Instagram on their phones.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets Sunset/Great Highway. Celebrate Sunday Street’s longest route of the season. Walk, bike, dance, play, learn and explore your way through Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway on three miles of car-free streets. New this year, Sunday Streets kicks off each event with an Opening Procession lead by neighborhood community groups. For more information, visit the Sunday Street activity list and event info, or get involved and volunteer. One can also host an activity. Sunday, June 12, 11-4 p.m.
  • All Summer Long: The Bay Bridge East Bay bike path hours are being extended to 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, up until Labor Day.

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This Week: Parking Permits, Women Bike SF, Oaklavia

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

      • Wednesday: San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshop. The SFMTA is seeking public comment to update and (hopefully) improve San Francisco’s parking permit program. This is one of 11 workshops they are holding throughout the city. Once the public meetings are complete, staff will take recommendations to the SFMTA Board of Directors in fall 2016. Wednesday, June 1, is the session for District 6, 6-8 p.m., at St. Anthony’s, 150 Golden Gate Avenue, SF.
      • Thursday: Another of San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshops. Thursday, June 2, is the session for District 10, 6-8 p.m., CCSF South East Campus, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, SF.
      • Thursday: Rodando en la Habana: Bicycle Stories Documentary Screenings. This independent documentary tells of bicycling and community in Cuba, 20 years after the hardest time of the “Special Period,” when over 1 million imported Chinese bicycles aided Cuban survival when they were without Soviet petroleum. Thursday, June 2, 6:30–10:00 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, SF. $7–$12, but no one turned away.
      • Friday: Women Bike SF: June Ride and Coffee Club. Join Women Bike SF for another coffee hour and ride with the San Francisco Cycling Club (SFCC). Every Friday morning the SFCC gathers and rides a bayside loop through the Presidio, ending at the Rapha Cycle Club for coffee. This time, Women Bike SF is joining them. Ride starts at 6 a.m. from Fell and Baker Street (the entrance of the Panhandle). This ride will be up-tempo (14-16 mph). Bring your road bike and wear your SF Bicycle Coalition (or other) cycling kit. Friday, June 3, from Fell and Baker St. (entrance to the Panhandle). If you don’t want to ride, you can join for a coffee from 8-9 a.m. and then just ride Polk St. into downtown. RSVP is requested.
      • Saturday: Love Our Neighborhood Day. In the annual tradition of Bogotá’s “Cyclovia,” North Oakland neighbors will once again close San Pablo Avenue, creating a car-free “Oaklavia” experience, and opening up the street for all. There will be food, entertainment, art activities, and a number of community organizations and businesses. Come out and enjoy a day of community and street spirit, organized by Walk Oakland Bike Oakland. Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m., San Pablo Avenue between Stanford and Ashby, Oakland.
      • Sunday: Gals with Gears: SF to Larkspur. Join the Gals for an enjoyable, easy-going ride along Embarcadero in San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge, around the Tiburon Loop and on to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal via Paradise Drive. The ride ends at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Riding tips provided. Pace is relaxing. Gals with Gears are women over 50 and tired of being the only gals pulling up on bikes at intersections (No, you don’t have to be over 50 to join – just have to want to ride with them). Sunday, June 5, 8:45-2:00 p.m. RSVP required.

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This Week: Transportation Summit, Bike Gears and Fruitvale Ave Improvements

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday-Tuesday: starts today! Transportation Equity Summit and Advocacy Day. Join California Bicycle Coalition and TransForm for the Transportation Equity Summit and Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Meet and network with advocates from across the state. Learn from California’s most innovative leaders and get updates on legislation. Then walk to the Capitol building and make your voice heard on the transportation issues you care about most. Monday, May 16, 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday May 17, 8:00-4:00 p.m. Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento. Details and pricing available here.
  • Monday: tonight! Gears and Shifting Class at the Bicycle Kitchen. Learn about gears and shifting. The experts at the Bike Kitchen will teach: the principles behind bike gearing, types of shift levers, setting up and adjusting a derailleur. No previous bike knowledge is required or expected. Class will be hands-on, so bring a functional bike and be ready to get greasy. Monday, May 16, 6:00-8:30 p.m., San Francisco Bike Kitchen, 650H Florida St., SF. Cost $30.
  • Tuesday: Make Transit Awesome Happy Hour, Grab a drink and celebrate three urbanist occasions: The last days of the Make Transit Awesome IndieGoGo Campaign, ending May 19th. Thea Selby’s Birthday, the chair of SF Transit Riders, which was the same day as Jane Jacobs’s Centennial! $1 of every draft sold between 5-7PM goes to the SF Transit Riders. Bring your friends to The Beer Hall and help these transit-Ninja advocates get to $25,000. Tuesday, May 17, 5-7pm, The Beer Hall, 1 Polk St, SF.
  • Wednesday: Creative Placemaking at the Foot of Lake Merritt. South of Lake Merritt the city grid gives way to the Oakland Museum of California, Laney College and the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. All are poorly connected to the lake, as well as one another, but a new initiative is exploring ways to tie these spaces together. Join SPUR for a discussion with Lori Fogarty of the Oakland Museum of California, Kelley Kahn with the City of Oakland ‎Department of Economic and Workforce Development and Walter Hood of the Hood Design Studio. Wednesday, May 18, 12:30 pm, at SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland. Free for SPUR members, otherwise $10.
  • Wednesday: The City of Oakland is working to improve the safety and experience for all modes of travel on Fruitvale Avenue from Alameda Avenue to East 12th Street. The Fruitvale Alive! Gap Closure Streetscape Project builds on past planning efforts for the area, including the Central Estuary Area Plan (2013) and the Fruitvale Alive! Community Transportation Plan (2005). Learn what’s planned to make Fruitvale avenue a more complete street on Wednesday, May 18, 6-8 pm at the Fruitvale–San Antonio Senior Center, 3301 East 12th Street, Suite 201.
  • Thursday: Support Vision Zero Technology for City Drivers. Vehicle telematics devices collect data about unsafe driver behavior such as speeding, hard braking, and rapid accelerating. Sometimes known as “black boxes” or global positioning system (GPS) trackers, these devices collect data for cars, vans, trucks or buses. The information includes vehicle location, maintenance history, speed, mechanical diagnostics, safety and other details. But telematics devices are installed in only 30 percent of city vehicles–and for those vehicles, the systems do not collect safety-related data to track and correct dangerous driving behaviors. Supervisor Norman Yee is introducing legislation to require that all city vehicles (excluding law-enforcement departments) be equipped with telematics devices and provide regular reporting and analysis by January 1, 2017. You can show support for the proposed legislation by giving public comment at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting of the Government Audit & Oversight Committee, Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m., SF City Hall, Room 250.
  • Friday: Tour the Renovated Hibernia Bank with SPUR. The Hibernia Bank was described by SF Architectural Heritage as “one of the finest of San Francisco’s uniquely superb collection of modified temple-form banks.” Designed in 1892 by Albert Pissis, it has survived earthquakes and transformations of the city. It was recently renovated and its entire 40,000 square feet are on the market to be leased. Come see the remarkable transformation of this historic structure and learn its history. Friday, May 20, 9 am. 1 Jones St, SF. $10 for SPUR members only.
  • Sunday: Bay Parade. Join the 3rd annual Bay Parade. Swim, stand up paddleboard, kayak, or boat along the San Francisco shoreline. All ages and levels welcomed. After party hosted by Anchor Brewing follows the Parade. The Bay Parade is the Bay Area’s premier on-the-water event celebrating a clean & healthy SF Bay. Proceeds benefit the San Francisco Baykeeper’s work keeping pollution out of the Bay. Sunday, May 22, 10:00-1:00pm, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, SF. Register and get tickets.

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This Week: SFMTA Open Houses, Bike to Work, Parking Reform

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: Tonight SFMTA District 5 Joint Open House. Join SFMTA for an Open House to learn more about community-based efforts to improve the streets, sidewalks, and public places in the Western Addition, Lower Haight and Hayes Valley neighborhoods. These include: 1) The Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan’s goal to improve the community’s transportation options and enhance access to more employment and education opportunities. 2) The Lower Haight Public Realm Plan is working to develop a community-based vision that will complement and enhance the neighborhood’s public spaces. 3) The Page Street Green Connections Project aims to make Page Street more walkable and bikeable in Hayes Valley. This drop-in open house format will allow visitors to learn more about these projects and ask questions of city staff. Monday, May 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at John Muir Elementary School, 380 Webster Street, SF. Register at Eventbrite. Light refreshments, Spanish interpretation and child care provided.
  • Tuesday: Bike to Work Day plus ribbon cuttings on Oakland protected bike lanes. Telegraph Avenue connects bike-central UC Berkeley area with the Temescal District, three BART stations, the KONO District, Summit-Alta Bates Hospital, and Downtown Oakland. The first phase of an ongoing project to connect all these districts has delivered protected bike lanes from Latham Square to 29th Street. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Council President Lynette McElhaney will cut a ribbon on Oakland’s first protected bike lanes, on Telegraph Avenue in the KONO District. Tuesday, May 10, 9 a.m., Telegraph Avenue & 20th Street.
  • Tuesday: San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshop. The SFMTA is seeking public comment to update and (hopefully) improve San Francisco’s parking permit program. This is one of 11 workshops they are holding throughout the city. Once the public meetings are complete, staff will take recommendations to the SFMTA Board of Directors in fall 2016. Tuesday, May 10 is the session for District 4, 6-8 p.m., at Grace Lutheran, 3201 Ulloa Street, SF.
  • Wednesday: Box Dog group ride. Wednesday mornings include a ride on Golden Gate Park trails.  The ride will last one to two hours and loops out to the beach, returning to Box Dog. Often there’s a coffee stop along the way. Pace is described as “chill and social.” Any bike will do as long as you’re comfortable “off-road.” Wednesday, May 11, 9-11:00 a.m., 494 14th Street, SF.
  • Thursday: In response to a bad bike crash three months ago, Bike East Bay and other advocates stepped up the pressure to fix this two-block-long section of “disappearing bike lane” and got a commitment from the city to remove some parking and put in protected bike lanes. Final designs will be submitted to the City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, May 10. If they are approved—and most observers expect them to be—the lanes will be painted the following day and officially opened on Bike to Work Day. Afterwards, bike riders can join a ride to City Hall to continue the Bike to Work Day celebration there. Thursday, May 12, 8 a.m.., Corner of Bancroft and Fulton, Berkeley.
  • Thursday: Bike to Work Day commuter convoys. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition holds group rides on the morning of Bike to Work Day from each SF Supervisor Districts to City Hall, where they hold a press conference. From the SFBC: “Whether you’re a daily commuter or someone just beginning to explore biking in San Francisco, this ride is for you.” Thursday, May 12, roughly 7:30-9 a.m., depending on the district. Details on the venues where the convoys will assemble plus how to RSVP are here.
  • Thursday: Is Rent Control Working? SPUR is hosting a panel discussion on rent control. Oakland is now the fourth most expensive rental market in the country. With such strong pressure on the housing market, rents are rising rapidly. The discussion will look at necessary steps that protect tenants but are also fair to landlords. Thursday, May 12, SPUR Oakland, 12:30 p.m., 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Sunday: Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show: Silicon Valley Bikes is hosting a  day of celebrating cycling and its history, a kids’ space for family fun, a BMX stunt rider shows, music, food trucks, craft beer,  a cargo bike village, bike polo demos and more at its bicycle show in San Jose. Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Kelley Park’s History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose. Admission is $5.

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This Week: Better BART, Be a Walk SF Ambassador, and Bayview Bike Ride

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • Monday: Bike Talks: A Better Bart with Nick Josefowitz. Delays and bumpy rides have become an expected part of riding BART. We know the transit system is aging and requires significant maintenance, upgrades and enhancements. What exactly is going on and what is BART doing to address it? Join BART Board Director Nick Josefowitz and learn more about what’s to come and how you can get involved. Monday, May 2, 5:30-7:00pm, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market Street, San Francisco. RSVP requested.
    • Tuesday: Bike Camping 101 with Pedal Inn: Lafayette. Love camping? Love cycling? Learn how to combine the two! The Bay Area offers some of the most captivating nature destinations (and bike rides) anywhere, attracting camping and cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Nick and Lindy of Pedal Inn will visit the Lafayette Library to share their knowledge and love of bike camping in the Bay Area. Find out what to pack, where to go, and how to eat well when you get there. Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-8:00pm, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd #214, Lafayette. Register here.
    • Wednesday: Page Street Committee Meetings. Page Street recently got a green lane from Laguna to Octavia. But that is only the beginning. If you want to get involved in ongoing advocacy for cycling improvements to this important corridor, now is your chance to help. Join the first Page Street Committee meeting at 6:00-7pm on Wednesday, May 4, Cafe International, 508 Haight Street, San Francisco.
    • Thursday: Summer Walk SF Ambassador’s Training. Do you want to help educate your neighbors about Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, and annual events like Walk to Work Day and Walk & Roll to School Day? This is a chance to learn how to be a Walk San Francisco Ambassador. Thursday, May 5, 6:30-7:45pm. RSVP is required (location provided to those who RSVP).
    • Friday: Women Bike SF Coffee Club. Once a month there’s an informal gathering of women bicyclists to talk bikes, share tips and do your morning caffeination. If you’re new to riding or interested but haven’t gotten rolling yet, this is a perfect place to find riding buddies and answer some of your questions about biking in SF! Stop by for route recommendations, maps and to get/share some tips from other women who will be riding all across the city for Bike to Work Day (and hopefully every other day too). Friday, May 6, 8:00-9:00am, Equator Coffee, 986 Market Street, San Francisco.
    • Friday: The SFMTA will hold a public hearing on a variety of street engineering changes around the city, including restrictions on parking, the construction of wider sidewalks, and more bike lanes. If you can’t make the meeting, you can review the proposed changes and submit comments via writing or email to sustainable.streets@sfmta.com with subject line “Public Hearing.” The public hearing will be held Friday, May 6, 10:00am, City Hall, Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco.
    • Saturday: Bayview Bike Ride: Exploring a New Community at Hunters View. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) will host a ride in Bayview to explore the new community at Hunters View. The 256-unit public housing project provided workforce housing during World War II. It later fell into disrepair and the City of San Francisco took on a revitalization effort that began in 2005. Join SFHAC for a Saturday bike ride down to this large, mixed-use development. This will be a two-hour tour, including 30 minutes of slow pace biking to/from Hunters View from the starting place. Saturday, May 7, 10:00am-12:30pm. Meeting point is provided after online registration, which is required. There is a $10 charge for non-members of the SFHAC.

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This Week: West Contra Costa Transit, Walk & Roll to School, Market St. Hub

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is enlisting everyone who lives, works, or travels in West County to weigh in on a set of proposed “high-capacity” transit options to help relieve regional congestion. West County residents who might benefit from an express bus into Oakland or an extension of the Richmond BART are highly encouraged to pick the workshop that best suits their schedule and make their preferences heard. Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 pm-8:30 City Council Chambers, 13831 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo.
  • Tuesday: Walk & Roll to School Hub at Excelsior Playground is a welcome station and starting point for your walk, bike or scooter-roll to school. Meet your neighbors while the kids play: enjoy a hot beverage, healthy snack and some fresh air and exercise. Tuesday, April 12, 7:45-9:00 am. 579 Madrid St., San Francisco.
  • Wednesday: Market Street Hub project workshop. The Market Street Hub Project, or The Hub, seeks to study ways to provide more affordable housing, improve transportation and create placemaking opportunities in the area immediately surrounding the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue and the neighborhood south of Market Street from Valencia Street to 11th Street. This first workshop will focus on land use, urban form and public benefits, and will build on initial ideas and comments we’ve heard from community members and neighborhood groups thus far. Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 pm-8:00. SFMTA, 2nd Floor Atrium, 1 South Van Ness, San Francisco.
  • Wednesday: West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) transit options study. Wednesday, April 13, City Council Chambers, 6:30 pm-8:30, 2131 Pear St, Pinole.
  • Thursday: West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) transit options study.Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm-8:30, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Adeline Corridor Planning Process Update public meetings. Complete Streets 101: Placemaking, Mobility, and Parking. Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17: Saturday, April 16, 9:30am-12:30 at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. (at Ashby Ave).
  • Saturday and Sunday: The 49th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. April 11 am-6, Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. The parade will begin Sunday at 1 and follow a route from Polk and McAllister streets, north on Polk Street and west on Post Street to disband between Fillmore and Steiner streets.

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Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s mission is to promote the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are seeking a leader — a visionary with the ability to build and execute a robust strategic plan; the capacity to inspire, motivate, and support staff in acting on the organization’s mission and goals; and the acumen to mobilize our members as we strive to make San Francisco an even better city for bicycling.

Policy Analyst / Sr. Policy Analyst, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, New York, New York
Under the supervision of the Assistant Commissioner for Data & Technology, the Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will review and select new technology providers and monitor their compliance with the TLC’s rules, participate in project planning and implementation, conduct research, write memos and reports, correspond with relevant industry stakeholders, community groups, and potential technology providers, contribute to transportation policy development, and perform other related assignments.

Analytics Manager, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, New York, New York
The advent of electronic dispatch applications like Uber and Lyft has led to explosive growth and transformation within the industries that the TLC regulates. This transformation has underscored the importance of collecting and analyzing data from all of the TLC-regulated industries. The Analytics Manager supervises the Analytics analyst and will be responsible for creating dashboards and automating data collection, cleaning, and analysis processes to help track changes in TLC-regulated industries and inform policy decisions.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Washington, DC
The Regional Policy Manager maintains the regional network in the Greater Washington, DC region and will be building a network in Baltimore City. The primary focus of this position is to increase funding and improve policies that result in more infrastructure and programs to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially in low-income communities.

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