This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, five mayoral candidates talk transit with the SFTRU, SPUR hosts forums on improving bicycling and transit, and Walk SF tours the Islais Creek Watershed. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Monday: SFTRU Meeting: Mayoral Candidate Forum. Mayoral candidates Phil Ting, David Chiu, John Avalos, Tony Hall, and Terry Baum will join tonight’s San Francisco Transit Riders Union meeting to discuss how they would improve transit service. 6 pm.
  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: New Models for Bike-Friendly Streets. Join SFMTA Sustainable Streets planner Mike Sallabery, SF Bike Coalition Policy Director Andy Thornley, and Michael Moule of Nelson\Nygaard Transportation Planners to “check on the state of the art” of bicycle infrastructure “at home and abroad with advocates and practitioners who are bringing innovative street design to fruition.” 12:30 pm.
  • Wednesday:  Cesar Chavez East Community Design Plan Workshop.  Planning Department to get feedback on new design alternatives, and the SFMTA will outline the latest design for near-term bicycle improvements.  6 pm.
  • Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Next Steps for Muni. SFMTA Transit Director John Haley will provide an update on the implementation of the Transit Effectiveness Project and how it has helped improve public transit within San Francisco. 12:30 pm.
  • Thursday: The BART Accessibility Task Force meets. BART staff will make presentations on the proposed Clipper Discounted Fare Table, the design of new BART trains, elections of planning officers, and more. 2:30 pm.
  • Friday: Critical Mass. Have a blast with thousands of San Franciscans in the city’s monthly tradition of reclaiming the streets on two wheels. 5:30 pm.
  • Saturday: Islais Creek Watershed Walk. Join Walk San Francisco to “learn about the Islais Creek Watershed’s walking, greening, and creek daylighting opportunities, and about the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk, a small part of the Watershed on the south side of Bernal Heights” which “is linking local schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces, all leading to the Islais Creek at the south end of St. Mary’s Park.” 10 am.
  • Sunday: SFBC Service Station: Pump up the Jams on the Wiggle. Help spread the word about the SF Bike Coalition’s Connecting the City vision for “safe and continuous bikeways far and wide” to riders on the Wiggle route at Haight and Pierce Streets. 1 pm.
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