This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, speak out for a better Masonic Avenue, discuss the Schlage Lock development in Visitacion Valley and learn how a new federal transportation bill will affect the Bay Area. Then, end the week enjoying free bluegrass in the park. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board meets to decide on the allocation of Prop. K funds for defraying the costs of a Muni audit and several bicycle facility projects. 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting. Items include resolutions declaring October 6th “Walk to School Day” and another opposing Prop. 23. 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SPUR hosts a lunchtime forum to discuss “the community-driven planning process, fascinating site history and remediation program behind the Schlage Lock development, the centerpiece of the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Area.” Speakers include Sarah Dennis Phillips from the Planning Department, Fran Martin, chair of the Visitacion Valley Planning Alliance, and Jonathan Scharfman of Universal Paragon. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: This SPUR event features a discussion about what a new federal transportation bill will mean for San Francisco, and the Bay Area. With Will Fleissig of Communitas Development,  Andy Thornley of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Carli Paine of TransForm and Shannon Tracey of T4A. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: This Masonic Avenue Street Design Study Community Workshop will be the last SFMTA meeting on fixing Masonic Avenue. The agency “wants to hear your input on ways to improve this important corridor so that it safely and efficiently accommodates the needs of all users.” 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: For the 10th year, Warren Hellman brings free bluegrass to Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival returns, with a Friday kick-off, and performances extending through Sunday evening. SFBC provides valet bike parking. 10 a.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • Saturday: The SFBC Good Roads crew hits the Civic Center area just in time to make the streets safer for the upcoming Sunday Streets event.  Join  them to help report potholes and cracks to make the streets safer for everyone. The ride ends with drinks and lunch. 10 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line. Also, we’re looking for a paid intern or volunteer to help us keep the Streetsblog calendar up to date. Interested? Email


Redevelopment in Visitacion Valley

From SPUR: Join us for a lively discussion of the community-driven planning process, fascinating site history and remediation program behind the Schlage Lock development, the centerpiece of the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Area. Plans for the 20-acre brownfield site include 1,250 residential units, three parks and 105,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail. After 11 years, the […]

Visitacion Valley, Schlage Lock Green Connections Workshop

From The San Francisco Planning Department & Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development in cooperation with UPC, invite you to revisit the VISITACION VALLEY / SCHLAGE LOCK PROJECT and to help develop a GREEN CONNECTION street in your neighborhood. After the closure of the Schlage Lock factory in 1999, residents of Visitacion Valley […]

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Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Project Community Meeting

From SF-Planning: Join the San Francisco Planning Department and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development in cooperation with Universal Paragon Corporation for a second community workshop on the Schlage Lock site. At this workshop we will review feedback on top community priorities from first workshop, evaluate potential funding strategies, and review the design options […]

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