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."


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. “

Introducing Streetsblog’s Thursday Job Market

Looking for a job? If you work in transportation engineering, bike and pedestrian planning, transit planning, or transportation advocacy, you can find new opportunities on the Streetsblog Jobs Board. We just launched the board earlier this summer and every week we have new listings coming in. For employers, posting your job openings on Streetsblog gives […]

San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Efforts Mired in City Bureaucracy

Despite a growing political focus on pedestrian safety, a thick layer of city bureaucracy and lack of funding are stalling real change to prevent pedestrian injuries and fatalities on San Francisco streets, including three deaths in just the last week. The red tape and dysfunction became abundantly clear at a presentation and discussion at City […]

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 […]

Bay to Breakers: The Death of Fun?

Bay to Breakers (B2B) is under attack.  For countless thousands both in San Francisco and around the world, the third Sunday in May has always represented an eclectic mix of athleticism and hedonism, one that no other event in any other city can deliver. But in their crusade to suburbanize our great metropolis, curmudgeons are set […]