SPUR Young Urbanists: Nightlife in SF: The death of fun or urban peace?

"In a compact city like San Francisco, one person’s fun is another person’s unwelcome late night party. From the crackdowns on Halloween to nightclubs to street festivals and events, some have claimed there’s a “death of fun” march across the city. Other cities are moving in the opposite direction: Paris just decreed to keep its nightclubs open all night to compete with the party magnets of London, Berlin and Barcelona. How do we keep San Francisco fun while maintaining livability for everyone? With Steven T. Jones, Bay Guardian City Editor, Inspector Dave Falzon of the San Francisco Police Department Vice Crimes Division, Sup. Bevan Dufty, Jocelyn Kane, Deputy Director of the City’s Entertainment Commission, and SPUR’s Deputy Director, Sarah Karlinsky, as moderator. This event is generously sponsored by the Koret Foundation."

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
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 […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
This week, San Francisco will get a new interim mayor, the SFBC’s Leah Shahum returns with lessons from Amsterdam, and some fun rides are in store for the weekend. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: Diridon Station Community Meeting. Join the Greenbelt Alliance and the SVBC’s Carlos Babcock for a presentation on how this […]

Bay Area Set for Its Biggest Bike to Work Day Yet

|
Bicycle coalitions around the Bay Area will be rolling out the red carpet for bike commuters for the 17th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) this Thursday with energizer stations, commuter convoys, after parties, and other fun events. As cycling continues to grow throughout the Bay Area, bicycle advocates and city officials are expecting it to be the biggest […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
This week kicks off with a discussion and update on the proposed Geary BRT project, and winds down with Critical Mass, and an event to get the kiddies off their training wheels. Monday: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority holds a community meeting on Geary Corridor Transportation improvements, including an update on the proposed Bus […]

Walk San Francisco Annual Meeting

|
“We’ll have Amit Ghosh, the Deputy Director of Planning from the MTA to tell us about plans for pedestrian improvements here in the City. We truly hope you’ll join us for this once-a-year event so that we can get reacquainted and talk about our objectives. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. “