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."


Water Wars, Past and Future!

Neighbors have created this triangular oasis at Clayton and Corbett in Upper Eureka Valley. One essential way to enjoy the streets of San Francisco is to get out and walk around. We have so many amazing walks at our doorsteps. In the hills are hidden staircases, promontories and open hilltops with amazing views, and secret […]

Walk SF Guided Walk: A Visit to Visitacion Valley

From Walk SF: Join Walk San Francisco and Transbay Blog author Eric Chase on a visit to Visitacion Valley, tucked away between McLaren Park and the San Francisco Bay. We’ll learn about some recent and upcoming urban planning projects in the area, visit local plazas, parks, and community gardens, and take a climb up Bayview Hill […]

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 […]

Thinkwalks: Hayes Valley Social History

From Thinkwalks: Thinkwalks walking tour (with Walk San Francisco) Come explore the racial, political and cultural intensity that changed Hayes Valley from being a farm and graveyard to an urban dream, passing through its various ghetto phases along the way. We’ll walk a short distance through many years of change, from Grove and Market streets to […]
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 […]