Jane’s Walk San Francisco

"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."


The Ghost Streets of San Francisco

Ghosts cavort where Castro Street should be! Intrepid explorers of San Francisco regularly stumble upon the many ghost streets that still hide all over town, rewarding the patient pedestrian for their diligence. Mostly they are on hillsides where steep grades impeded road building at earlier moments in history, but they’re still presented as if they […]

Latest Haight Street Plans Replace Most Stop Signs to Speed Up Muni

The Planning Department has an online survey about the Haight Street proposals, available until July 3. City planners recently presented their latest plans for Haight Street, which include two overlapping projects from two agencies. The Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan is the Planning Department’s effort to expand sidewalks and add aesthetic treatments along the Upper Haight […]

SFMTA Launches a Smarter Safe Streets Ad Campaign

The SFMTA has launched a new ad campaign called “Safe Streets SF” that takes the most thoughtful approach to addressing the causes of pedestrian injuries of any city campaign thus far. The ads have started rolling out on Muni buses. One depicts cars stopped in front of a busy, unmarked crosswalk, with the text, “It […]
Josie Ahrens, Neighborhood Organizer for Walk SF, stops to admire some tactical urbanism on Page Street. All photos Roger Rudick/Streetsblog SF

A Hopeful but Somber Walk to Work Day

Walk to Work day started badly this morning–very badly. A volunteer–the name withheld for privacy–was hit by a car somewhere on the way to the event, which started at Market and Duboce. “This is insane,” said Cathy Deluca, incoming acting director of Walk San Francisco. “People should be able to walk the streets of San […]