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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Green Wave Becomes Permanent on Valencia Street

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Valencia Street’s nearly two-year-old Green Wave signal re-timing aimed at prioritizing bicycle traffic speeds continues to please street users, city leaders, and advocates alike. What started as a temporary pilot will become a permanent institution this week with the installation of four new Green Wave signs along the corridor. “Green Waves are the most recent […]

Sunday Streets to Become Permanent in San Francisco

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Photo: Bryan Goebel On the weekend eve of the final Sunday Streets of the year, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that the seasonal events creating wide swaths of car-free space will become permanent in San Francisco. “This Sunday’s event is the finale for 2009, but Sunday Streets will be back in 2010 with more routes, longer […]

Newsom Opposed to Sunday Parking Enforcement, Study or No

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A free parking meter in San Francisco. Flickr phto: .dru It’s no surprise, but it’s troubling. Mayor Gavin Newsom has confirmed to Streetsblog that he remains opposed to extending parking meter enforcement to Sundays, despite a promise by MTA Chief Nat Ford that it’s being studied and remains on the table for consideration, along with […]