This Week in Livable Streets Events

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:
  • Monday: Mayoral Forum: From Streets to Parks: Safer, Greener Public Space. Hear what the candidates in the mayor’s race have to say on issues around public space, streets, parks and recreation. 6 pm.
  • Tuesday: Fell and Oak Streets Separated Bikeway Community Meeting. Show your support for a safer, physically separated bikeway connecting the Panhandle to the Wiggle on Fell and Oak Streets at this public meeting with SFMTA staff. 6:30 pm.
  • 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.
  • Friday: SFMTA Engineering Hearing. On the agenda are dozens of new 15 mph school zones, changes for the Transbay Terminal Project, and the two-way Haight Street project that would speed up the 6 and 71 Muni lines. 10 am.
  • Saturday: Take a fascinating bike tour of the city’s sewer system. Lead by sewer historian Greg Braswell. More in this Bike About Town article. 3pm.
  • 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.


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