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Sunday Streets Berkeley

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From Sunday Streets Berkeley: Cycle, stroll, skate, dance, discover and play in the streets. Berkeley’s 2013 event will create almost two miles of parkways in the heart of the city. Sunday Streets Berkeley opens the city’s major car-traffic corridor to pedestrians, cyclists, all kinds of active transportation and recreational and social activities such as: dancing, […]

Mid-Market Street Pop-Up Shop Day

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From SQFT: A full day of pop ups, in the heart of your city. On Wednesday August 1st, SQFT (like “square foot”) is demonstrating the power of the pop-up in Mid-Market, San Francisco. Various locations along Market Street from 5th to 10th Street will be opening up their doors for one day only to new ideas and […]
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Park(ing) Day Scenes From Coast to Coast

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Today is a very fun day in cities around the U.S., when advocates for better public spaces unleash their imaginations on the dreary places where we normally store cars. Park(ing) Day is “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks,” according to its organizers. Below we are showcasing […]

Board of Supervisors Approves Bill Permitting Citywide Parking Rentals

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A bill allowing many residential parking spaces to be rented to residents citywide was passed unanimously by the SF Board of Supervisors yesterday despite criticisms that it could encourage car commuting and discourage property owners from converting garages to housing units. At a board meeting last week, D5 Supervisor Christina Olague proposed postponing approval of […]

New Stats on the Health and Business Benefits of Sunday Streets

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When San Francisco streets are opened up to people for Sunday Streets, the influx of foot traffic brings a host of health and economic benefits to the city’s neighborhoods, according to findings presented by Dr. Susan Zieff, a professor of kinesiology at SF State University, at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing yesterday. Zieff and her […]