This Week in Livable Streets Events

Put on your planning hat this week and join SPUR for several discussions about affordability issues and promoting economic vitality in the city. Then, hop on your bike for the last Gas-Free Friday. Here are this week’s highlights:

  • Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The true cost of place. Join Kate White of the Urban Land Institute and Doug Johnson of the MTC for the unveiling of ULI’s "Bay Area Burden" study and talk over the bay area’s affordability issues. 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4th Annual Bicycle Music Festival. This is the largest human powered festival in the world, featuring 18 bands performing live on cargo-bike stages, amplified by an enormous pedal-powered sound system! Be sure to be part of the magic this year. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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