Parklet Hearing for Arizmendi Bakery in the Inner Sunset

The SF Department of Public Works will hold a hearing on approving a proposed parklet in front of Arizmendi Bakery on 9th Avenue at Irving Street in the Inner Sunset. Come out and help support public seating areas for gathering, socializing, eating, drinking, enjoying the fresh air, bike parking, and more for a livable city!

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In the midst of the bustling Inner Sunset Street Fair on Sunday, a canvas on the corner of 10th Avenue and Irving Street re-imagined the street as an inviting, car-free public plaza. This is just an idea — but it could happen if we wanted it to, read the text accompanying a photo-realistic rendering of a pedestrian […]

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This week, a SPUR forum discusses innovative urban parks, the Board of Supervisors looks at restoring vehicle license fees, Sunday Streets gets things going with its fundraiser party, the Caltrain Board votes on devastating cuts, and the SF Bike Party celebrates your favorite female role-models. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: Urban […]

Oakland Looks to Restart Its Faltered Parklet Program

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The success of PARK(ing) Day got a lot of communities excited about the possibilities of reusing street space for something other than car storage. In cities like San Francisco and Oakland, many merchants were attracted to the idea of giving up a couple of parking spots in order to provide a nice place to gather and […]

How Public Q&A Sessions Can Obscure Support for Street Changes

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When it comes to gauging support for changes on our streets, it’s easy to get the impression at community meetings that a handful of vocal critics represent significant opposition. But as preliminary survey results from a recent Inner Sunset meeting on improvements for the N-Judah show, public forums can often be a poor reflection of the actual level of […]