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Thinkwalks: Hayes Valley Social History

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From Thinkwalks: Thinkwalks walking tour (with Walk San Francisco) Come explore the racial, political and cultural intensity that changed Hayes Valley from being a farm and graveyard to an urban dream, passing through its various ghetto phases along the way. We’ll walk a short distance through many years of change, from Grove and Market streets to […]
Josie Ahrens, Neighborhood Organizer for Walk SF, stops to admire some tactical urbanism on Page Street. All photos Roger Rudick/Streetsblog SF

A Hopeful but Somber Walk to Work Day

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Walk to Work day started badly this morning–very badly. A volunteer–the name withheld for privacy–was hit by a car somewhere on the way to the event, which started at Market and Duboce. “This is insane,” said Cathy Deluca, incoming acting director of Walk San Francisco. “People should be able to walk the streets of San […]

Closed Crosswalks Remain Even in Today’s Walkable Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley may be one of the country’s densest and most walkable urban neighborhoods, but believe it or not, it still has three closed crosswalks — vestiges of the mid-20th century’s cars-first planning. “For many years, traffic engineers devised ways to pen people in, so that cars weren’t inconvenienced,” said Walk SF Executive Director Nicole Schneider. “Nowadays, […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week, learn about John King’s “ten ways to look at a city,” discuss the future of redevelopment, celebrate Pride with the SF Bike Party, help make the streets smoother with the SFBC, and take an educational walk through Hayes Valley. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: The cityscapes of San Francisco. […]