This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, TransForm introduces a new building certification system for transportation impacts, and SF historian Chris Carlsson leads a political tour of Market Street. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Monday: The SF Transit Riders Union Meets. San Francisco mayoral candidate Terry Baum joins the SFTRU tonight to present her plans for improving transit. 6 pm.
  • Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Learning from Shanghai. SPUR board members Vivian Fei Tsen, Jacinta McCann, Ellen Lou and Chi-Hsin Shao “share some of the key insights and images from their week-long exploration of Shanghai,” including “thoughts and insights about high-speed rail, new town development, historic preservation and economic development.” 12:30 pm.
  • Wednesday: LISC Webcast Event: Introducing GreenTRIP. LISC Green Development Center joins Bay Area sustainable development advocacy group TransForm for the introduction of an innovative new building certification system that measures transportation impacts and encourages “development of communities that not only consume fewer resources and provide healthier living environments but also reduce traffic and offer residents a new form of affordable, sustainable living.” 11 am.
  • Thursday: Bike to Make Ride. The SF Bike Coalition leads a tour of “three of San Francisco’s neighborhoods that still are home to many of our City’s finest local manufacturers – South of Market, the Northeast Mission, and the Dogpatch.” 1 pm.
  • Friday: Critical Mass. Kick off your weekend with a ride in the San Francisco-born monthly tradition of reclaiming the streets for bicycles that has spread to cities around the world. 5:30 pm.
  • Saturday: Reclaim Market Street! Occupations of Market Street Tour. SPUR hosts a walking tour with San Francisco historian, activist, and Streetsblog contributor Chris Carlsson “amplifying the street as the stage for history, political dialogue and activism. In what ways has Market Street been used for political ends throughout its history? How do we claim this space as we consider the street’s future?” 11 am.
  • Sunday: Thinkwalks: Outside Lands Ride. San Francisco natural historian Joel Pomerantz takes you around the Outside Lands, “the dune areas beyond San Francisco’s original borders, thought to be a wasteland. Now it’s one of the nicest places in town.” 11 am.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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