"This walk will begin in the heart of Cole Valley, just a stone's throw away from the bustling Haight Ashbury district. From there, we'll wind our way through Cole Valley, down Hugo Street, admiring the historic Victorians and small neighborhood businesses along the way. We'll then stroll down Irving Street, the Inner Sunset's commercial hub, spotted with small businesses and restaurants. We'll make a quick pit stop at Arizmendi Bakery, a worker-owned cooperative bakery and gourmet pizza establishment, launched by the same folks behind Berkeley's famous Cheesboard Collective. After grabbing some snacks and perhaps a cup of coffee, we'll make our way to the breathtaking Tiled Steps at 16th and Moraga - an intricate mosaic mural spanning 163 steps up the hill! We'll slowly climb the steps, take in city views from the top of the hill and make our way back through the sunset over to Golden Gate Park. Weather permitting, participants are enouraged to grab some wine and a baguette and continue the good conversations over a picnic in the park."
Bryan Goebel is a reporter at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. A veteran journalist and writer, he helped launch Streetsblog SF in 2009 and served as editor for three years. He lives car-free in the Castro District.