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This Week in Livable Streets Events

9:14 AM PDT on August 31, 2009

This week is packed full of stimulating discussions to work your brain, and wraps up with the last Sunday Streets of the season to work your body. The Labor History Bike Tour will do a little of both! Here are the week's

  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Job sprawl and the polycentric megaregion. Is the Google bus the solution or part of the problem? Is job sprawl and employment decentralization a trend that can be reversed? What tools and examples exist to remake how people get to and from work in an increasingly polycentric region? Join SPUR regional planning director Egon Terplan and transit futurist Steve Raney for a discussion on the future of job sprawl and suburbia and its impact on the core cities of the Bay Area and Northern California. 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: SFBC Treehouse Talk: Peak Oil and Local Communities. Get the skinny on peak oil, and learn how local communities are responding to peak oil and related global issues, such as climate change. 6:30 p.m
  • Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Resuscitating Pier 70. Join this discussion on the Port of San Francisco's draft of the Pier 70 Preferred Master Plan. Besides the retention of ship repair, the plan would implement a National Register Historic District and reuse of some historic buildings, open waterfront spaces, infill development sensitive to the setting, the building of new infrastructure, and remediation to improve environmental quality. 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets at the Beach. Come out for the last Sunday Streets of the year! 10 a.m-2 p.m. If you have kids, check out SFBC's Freedom from Training Wheels while you're there, and teach your youngster(s) to ride.
  • Sunday: Labor History Bike Tour. From the pre-urban history of Indian Slavery to the earliest 8-hour day movement in the US, this tour will trace the ebb and flow of class war. 12-4 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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