Streetfilms: The Final Sunday Streets of 2009

Despite a blanket of fog, the last Sunday Streets of 2009 was, from all accounts, a smashing success, one of the most popular so far, with thousands of people enjoying four activity-filled hours of pristine car-free space through Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway.

John Hamilton, who produced a very inspiring Streetfilm on San Francisco’s first Sunday Streets, set out Sunday morning to capture the final hurrah of 2009 and the result is another colorful, fun piece featuring kids, families, bicyclists, skaters, dancers, MTA Chief Nat Ford and many more. Enjoy!  

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