This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the last days of summer. Party with SPUR, rally for the sea and learn how to cycle safely on the roadway. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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Transit Advocates, Construction Workers Show Up in Force at MTC Meeting

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