This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, the SF Board of Supervisors asks Mayor Ed Lee about transit, and the SF Planning Commission will reckon with a proposal to build a whole lot of parking. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
  • Tuesday: The SF Board of Supervisors meets. Supervisors will ask Mayor Lee about the Transbay Terminal and the extension of the 14-Mission and consider a resolution urging the SFMTA to address its overtime issues. 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: SF Planning Commission Hearing. On the agenda is the Salesforce campus, which will have 2,111 car parking spaces, and a mixed-use project at Grove and Gough where developers want seven extra parking spaces. 12 p.m.
  • Friday: East Bay Bike Party. The theme of this week’s ride is “Ski Ho’s and Speedos.” Say the organizers: “If your costume leans in the skimpy direction, just remember to dress warmly beneath.” 7:30 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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