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Heads up, walkers: this week holds two of the year's most important events for pedestrian advocates: Walk SF's annual meeting and Walk to School Day. Fans of bicycles and music have plenty to look forward to later this week as well. Here's a taste of what's in store.

  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning Portland. Prior to leaving his post as Portland’s first Chief Urban Designer, Arun Jain completed a working blueprint for Portland’s Central City from which "great public places and spaces can be created over the next 25 years." Learn more about the plan, which provides a "dynamic means for cities to foster uniqueness and counter uncertainty." 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Walk San Francisco Annual Meeting. Join Walk SF for this once-a-year event: get reacquainted and talk about the organization's objectives. Amit Ghosh, the MTA's Deputy Director of Planning, will speak about plans for pedestrian improvements in San Francisco. 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Safe Routes to School Launch + Walk to School Day. Parents and students will be taking to the sidewalks and forming 'walking school buses' all across the city when SF schools celebrate Walk to School Day. Wednesday is also the kickoff for Safe Routes to School. There will be a morning rally at Longfellow Elementary School with parents, teachers, pedestrian advocates and elected officials at 8:20 a.m.
  • Saturday: Biketoberfest Marin 2009. Biketoberfest combines a handmade bicycle show with a brewfest and features a bike expo, handmade and vintage bike shows, family fun, food and live music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: SFBC Fundraiser: Booze, Bandz & Bikes. SFBC members are holding a fundraiser in support of the
    organization's work to bring safer and more dignified biking conditions
    to San Francisco streets.
    out and enjoy two local bike-loving bands at Booze, Bandz & Bikes,
    an evening of rock & roll with Flounder
    and RampAged.
    9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Chinese Progressive Association Bike-a-thon. CPA’s 1st Annual Bike-A-Thon is a bike ride and fundraiser to send a delegation of 10 youth organizers to China in 2010 to "deepen their understanding of worker's rights, environmental justice, and the global economy." 9 a.m.-2 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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