This week, the mayoral candidates share their views on improving public space, SFMTA staff holds a community meeting on the Fell and Oak bikeways, Park(ing) Day reclaims street space once again, and Sunday Streets comes to Chinatown and North Beach. Here the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
Wednesday:Cesar Chavez/101 Intersection – Bike Improvement Survey Ride. Join the SF Bicycle Coalition at the junction known as "the Hairball" to build upon the SF Planning Department's ideas to "create a safe and comfortable connection to Caltrain, the Bay, and Mission, Bayview and Potrero Hill neighborhoods." 6 pm.
Thursday:The Bay Area’s modern landscape legacy. SPUR hosts "a half-day symposium exploring the legacy" of the work of mid-century landscape designers in the Bay Area and its influence on contemporary landscapes. "Designers, historians, policymakers and property owners will focus on the areas of policy, stewardship and theory." 12:45 to 5 pm.
Friday:Park(ing) Day. Around the world, street space will be transformed for a day from car parking spots into social gathering places, greenery and more in the San Francisco-born event that inspired the parklets popping up all around the city and beyond.
Sunday:Sunday Streets. Play with thousands of San Franciscans on San Francisco's oldest street as the dense Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods get their first Sunday Streets event with a truly pedestrianized Grant Avenue from Bush Street to Coit Tower. 11 am to 4 pm.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.