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This is a week of stimulating conversation and rewarding volunteerism in the Livable Streets calendar, with a fascinating recycling plant tour to round things out. Here's a taste of what's in store.

  • Monday: INFORUM: San FranCyclo, The Wheel World. The Commonwealth Club is presenting a conversation on the state of bicycling in San Francisco. The panel will include SFBC's Andy Thornley, SFMTA's Timothy Papandreou, Livable City's Tom Radulovich, and SF Bay Guardian's Steve Jones, discussing how San Francisco can integrate bike policy into urban planning and become a cohesive, harmonious city for people on foot, bike and other non-car forms of transportation. 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities. Author Jeff Mapes will discuss his book, Pedaling Revolution: How
    Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
    . The book explores the growing bike culture in U.S. cities. The talk is intended inspire anyone engaged
    in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and public
    health—and drivers trying to understand why they’re seeing so many
    cyclists. 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SFBC Volunteer Night. Newcomers are always
    welcome to stop by, snack on treats, chat with fellow cyclists,
    and help SFBC keep the organization rolling. Dinner is provided. 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: From urban renewal to contextual planning. Urban renewal, the result of top-down planning by government entities
    with extraordinary land use powers, left deep political and physical
    scars in San Francisco. Redevelopment
    Agency Director Fred Blackwell, Planning Director John Rahaim,
    architect Bob Herman, Steve Nakajo, executive director of Kimochi, Inc,
    and Regina Davis, executive director of the San Francisco Housing
    Development Corporation, discuss this troubled chapter in the city's
    history. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Go Green: Leave Your Car Behind. The final seminar in the City of Burlingame's series on going green. The SFBC's
    Andy Thornley will suggest practical ways to reduce personal automobile use
    to help promote a healthier, more sustainable world (and save money). 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Willy Wonka’s Recycling Factory Bicycle Ride. A rare opportunity to tour the Pier 96
    Recology Recycle Central recycling plant. This tour will explore the
    essence of recycling, a big mixed up pile on one end, whirring spinning
    machines and workers in the middle, with recycled commodities ready for
    market at the end. This ride is sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
    10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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