This Week in Livable Streets Events

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.


Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

East Bay Bicycle Coalition and Institute of Urban and Regional Development/University of California Transportation Center are pleased to host author Jeff Mapes to discuss his book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities. The book explores the growing urban bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities across the U.S. Not […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week’s Streetsblog Calendar starts off with a visit from one of the Livable Streets movement’s top luminaries, and ends with ice cream. Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: Sunday Streets to Great Streets: Enrique Peñalosa. Enrique Peñalosa will speak at a public forum about the future of San Francisco’s streets. Peñalosa is the former Mayor of […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

What better way to start your week than with a livable streets meet-up! Here are the highlights from this week’s livable streets calendar. Monday: Livable Streets Community Meet-Up. Join Streetsblog SF and the Livable Streets Initiative to meet fellow advocates from around the Bay Area to discuss the role of technology in transportation advocacy. Whether […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week,  join pedestrian advocates for a conference in Berkeley, discuss the future of the workplace and learn about Muni’s plans to replace the rails at Duboce and Church streets. Then, enjoy a weekend of fun-filled cycling events. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday and Tuesday: Learn the latest pedestrian data and […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

There are scores of livable streets-related happenings in San Francisco and around the Bay Area every month. Since not all of them get the attention they deserve, we’ll be highlighting Streetsblog Calendar listings in a new Monday post. Here’s a taste of what’s going on in livable streets events this week. Tuesday: SFBC Treehouse Talk […]

Pedaling Revolution Book Event

"Writer Jeff Mapes comes to SF to discuss Pedaling Revolution, his new book tracing the growth of bicycle advocacy, examining the environmental, safety, and health aspects of cycling, and exploring the growing bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities, suburbs, and small towns across North America. Read David Byrne’s review of […]