This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, SPUR features a discussion on the importance of the arts and the future of the Bay Bridge, new and experienced cyclists match up in the East Bay, and get your spook on in the park this Halloween. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Tuesday: SPUR hosts a lunchtime forum to talk about how the arts can help businesses in the city grow. Hear insights from figures such as Luis R. Cancel, the director of cultural affairs at the SF Arts Commission and others from institutions such as Stanford Business School. 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: As part of the 1000 New Cyclists campaign, experienced East Bay biking residents can help teach others eager to learn the ropes of moving by bike by becoming a Bike Buddy. Join the workshop and share your knowledge of everything from bike-friendly routes to safe cycling habits and help get these newbies rolling smoothly, or get matched up with a mentor yourself. 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: Join SPUR for another lunchtime forum featuring a discussion on the Bay Bridge Corridor. Guests include two AC Transit officials who will recap findings from a recently published congestion study and possible innovations for a more efficient use of this intensive and limited Transbay corridor. 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The San Mateo City/County Association of Governments is holding an open house to update the county’s Comprehensive Bicycle Route Plan for residents to review and contribute input, with a focus on pedestrian facilities. Don’t miss this chance to help shape more livable communities on the Peninsula. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Halloween weekend kicks off with the most colorful and often the funnest Critical Mass ride of the year. If you haven’t experienced Halloween Critical Mass check out this Streetfilm from two years ago. Gather at 5:30 p.m. at Justin “Pee Wee” Herman Plaza. Ride usually starts at 6.
  • Sunday: Start your Halloween day with some spook-filled bike events. Join VELO NOPA in the morning for the Monster Mash Halloween ride, grabbing some breakfast at Mojo Bicycle Cafe before riding out for a possible glimpse of the Ghost of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, then finally bringing the Monster Mash to JFK Drive all the way to Duboce Park Cafe. 9:30 a.m. In the afternoon, head over to the Polo Fields for Trickster Treat 2010: Bride of Trickster Treat, a fun Halloween bike race and scavenger hunt benefiting a program for low-income elementary school students in the Tenderloin. 1 p.m.

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