Eyes on the Street: Week in Review

_bikes_smallAs one of the commenters on Flickr pointed out, I love the juxtaposition of the blue cab in the background and the blue frame of the bike. Also love the purple rims and purple shirt. Flickr photo: exuberance//

Thanks to all of you wonderful photographers who tag your photos and videos in our Flickr pool. Because you rock so hard, we wanted to highlight your work in a weekly Eyes on the Street feature. Be sure to send us more and we might see you on the blog!

hula_crazy_small.jpgHit and Run Hula doing their thing at the 17th Street and Market Plaza. Flickr photo: Steve Rhodes
hula_crazy_2_small.jpgFlickr photo: Steve Rhodes

_woman_in_red_smallFlickr photo: kempo101
old_timey_Market_small.jpg"This is a picture of my Grandfather Stanley L. Jensen (left) and Great Uncle Al (right) in downtown San Francisco back in 1942. The photo was taken on Market Street, between 6th Street and the intersection where Mason and Turk Streets meet. You can see the historic Esquire Theatre in the background." More of the great story and the photo by Travis Jensen here.
melli.jpgFlickr photo: meligrosa
racks-at-science_1.jpgBeautiful new bike racks at the Academy of Sciences. Ah, dang, Rob, couldn’t stop these from going in huh? Look at the bike fanatics in this shot! Flickr photo: busbozo


Mayor Newsom Unveils SF’s First Pavement to Parks Plaza

Supervisor Dufty and Mayor Newsom at the 17th St. plaza dedication cerimony, via Jamison on Flickr Standing before a crowd of more than 100 people, many of them city staff who had worked to realize the transformation of an underutilized street into a "Pavement to Parks" pedestrian refuge, Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated the first of […]

The Sun Shines Down on a Glorious PARK(ing) Day

A temporary park in front of Ritual Coffee Roasters on Valencia. Flickr photo: Tristan C When the first Park(ing) Day was launched by Rebar in 2005, right here in San Francisco, it was on the vanguard of street space reclamation. Four years later, it’s undoubtedly part of a larger trend that includes such fine company […]