This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week,  join pedestrian advocates for a conference in Berkeley, discuss the future of the workplace and learn about Muni’s plans to replace the rails at Duboce and Church streets. Then, enjoy a weekend of fun-filled cycling events. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday and Tuesday: Learn the latest pedestrian data and modeling practices at Pedestrians Count!, a three-day conference sponsored by California Walks. Representatives from a number of advocacy groups will attend, along with Caltrans, UCSF, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the California Strategic Growth Council. A $50 registration fee covers the whole conference and includes healthy food. All day.
  • Tuesday: SPUR hosts a lunchtime forum on the changing workplace. As more companies “shift to reduced work weeks and flex-work schedules, they may also reduce their overall real estate holdings. What are the implications for the solidarity of the workplace, and on innovation that results from interaction?” With Gervais Tompkin and Laura Crescimano from the design, planning and consulting firm, Gensler. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Learn about the $20 million infrastructure project to replace the Muni rails on Duboce and Church streets at this SPUR lunchtime forum. With landscape architects Aditya Advani and Nathan Lozier of RHAA, Peter Cohen of the DTNA and John Dennis of the Department of Public Works. 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Head to PUBLIC Bikes in South Park to hear author David V. Herlihy talk about his book, “The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance.” Light refreshments at 6 p.m. Presentation begin at 7.
  • Saturday: Different Spokes, the Bay Area’s LGBT cycling club, hosts its monthly ride. There are three different rides so you can go at your own pace and distance. 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday: In the spirit of empowering female bike riders, the SFBC hosts a cycling workshop for women only. This four-hour  introductory course is perfect for new cyclists and those want to feel more comfortable riding on city streets. Must be 18 to attend. 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: See how unused land has been reclaimed for community food gardens throughout San Francisco on this Urban Farm Bike Tour. The day ends with an after party at the Hayes Valley Farm. 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday: The SFBC hosts its 4th Annual Family Biking Day in Golden Gate Park: “Show off your baby bike seats, trail-a-bikes, and Xtracycles (or however your family gears up), and get advice at our Family Biking Showcase. Participate in games, a bike parade, a scavenger hunt and more!” 11 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


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