Sunday Streets: Great Highway

"Come play in the streets! Sunday Streets provides car-free recreational space for everyone. This Sunday Streets will coincide with World Health Day’s “1,000 Cities, 1,000 Lives” international event, as one of thousands of cities hosting simultaneous car-free events worldwide. Get involved and sign up to Volunteer for Sunday Streets. The SFBC will be out in the streets doing outreach and celebrating the car-free space."

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Dates and Locations For 2010 San Francisco Sunday Streets Announced

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Photos: Matthew Roth San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced the dates and locations for nine Sunday Streets events for 2010, starting on March 14th along the Embarcadero and finishing October 24th around Civic Center.  Building off the tremendous success of the events in 2009, Mayor Newsom announced the events will expand to new communities […]

Bay Area Cities Open Streets This Sunday for World Health Day

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Numerous Bay Area cities are joining municipalities around the world this Sunday, April 11th, to embrace the health and community benefits of ciclovias — or car-free events that encourage walking, biking and physical activity — as part of the World Health Organization’s 1,000 Cities 1,000 Lives, World Health Day 2010. Like the incredibly popular Sunday […]

Is Sunday Streets the Next Critical Mass?

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Flickr photo: Michael Bolger Though it occurred for just four hours on two miles of streets in the Mission, this week’s Sunday Streets event has transformed the livable streets movement in some of the same ways that Critical Mass transformed San Francisco’s bicycle rights movement in the early 1990s. “Even better than Critical Mass,” was […]

Sunday Streets to Expand With Neighborhood-Oriented “Play Streets for All”

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San Francisco’s Sunday Streets will continue to grow next year with a new program designed to bring more neighborhood-oriented car-free street events to places that lack park space. “Play Streets For All,” a collaboration between Livable City, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, and public health organizations, will introduce a smaller-scale version of Sunday Streets, making it easier […]

Dreaming of Pedestrian Heaven on San Francisco’s Oldest Street

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Enjoying a car-free Grant Avenue at Noodle Fest. Photo: Michael Rhodes Could San Francisco’s first and oldest thoroughfare become the city’s first true pedestrianized street? Since the day in 1835 when William Richardson drew the first map of Yerba Buena that included just one street, called "Calle de la fundacion" — Foundation Street, which ran […]

Mayor Lee to Bring Sunday Streets to Chinatown and North Beach This Year

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Chinatown and North Beach, the “densest neighborhoods west of the Mississippi,” are set to be graced by Sunday Streets for the first time this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced today. City leaders and advocates said they’re eager for the opportunity to let residents experience Grant Avenue and California Street free of car traffic. “Sunday Streets will be different […]