SPUR Walking Tour: EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park

"Now under construction, the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park will be the first environmental education facility in southeast San Francisco, and San Francisco’s first 100 percent “off-grid” building. This tour, with Laurie Schoeman from Literacy for Environmental Justice and David Beaupre of the Port of San Francisco, also visits the site of the planned Eco-Industrial Park in the backlands of Piers 90-94."

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10th Annual People’s Earth Day EcoCenter Grand Opening & Sunday Streets

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"Join Bayview Hunters Point to celebrate the 10th Annual People’s Earth Day and the Grand Opening of the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, the first and only environmental justice education center in the Bay Area. The EcoCenter is San Francisco’s first “off-grid” building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies. Nearly every feature of this […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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The BART strike was averted, and what better way to celebrate than with an exciting week of livable streets events. Here’s a taste of what’s in store. Monday: CCSF Bike Repair Class. CCSF is offering a full-semester class involving repair, maintenance, customizing bikes for hilly San Francisco riding, building bike stands and truing stands and […]

An Emerging New Bike Plan for San Francisco is a Bold Path Forward

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After four years of an agonizing bicycle injunction that prevented the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) from adding any significant improvements to the city’s bike network, a judge earlier this year finally freed the SFMTA to begin building out the city’s long-promised Bicycle Plan. In short order, the SFMTA made some very noticeable improvements, […]

Crews Installing Bike Lanes, Two-Way Bikeway on C. Chavez and Cargo Way

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Two bike corridors connecting the city’s southeastern neighborhoods should be safer after crews finish constructing buffered bike lanes on eastern Cesar Chavez Street and a two-way protected bikeway on Cargo Way. Bike commuters are already enjoying more room on a section of eastern Cesar Chavez, where car parking has been cleared and preliminary striping put on […]
Public works paved the roadway to the left, but left the bike lanes full of cracks, dangerous furrows, potholes, and other defects. All photos Streetsblog/Rudick unless noted.

City Lets Cargo Way Protected Bike Lane Fall Apart

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As cyclists who use Cargo Way in the Hunters Point/Bayview neighborhood know all too well, the bike lane, once celebrated as San Francisco's first on-street protected bike lane, is in a state of disrepair, with broken pavement, a dangerous, tire-grabbing groove, and a busted fence. And in a stark display of how some city officials regard bicycle safety, the city repaved the adjacent car/truck lanes in August, but skipped the bike lane.