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This Week: Crucial Hearing for the Fell and Oak Bikeways

Don't miss the SF Transit Riders Union forum tonight at 7 p.m. to learn all about the Van Ness BRT proposals. On Friday, speak up in support for the Oak and Fell Street bikeway project at a crucial SFMTA engineering hearing to help ensure it's approved as soon as possible. On Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments also convene to possibly adopt the preferred scenario for Plan Bay Area, the regional smart growth plan.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • MondaySFTRU Forum: Van Ness BRT. Join the SF Transit Riders Union and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association for a discussion on the selected design for Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. Staff from the SF County Transportation Authority will make a presentation on the design and answer questions about the project. 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday: SFCTA Plans and Programs Committee Meeting. The committee could approve state funding for the Free Muni for Low Income Youth Pilot Program and approve a recommendation of the selected design for Van Ness BRT. 10:30 a.m.
    • Also TuesdaySFMTA Board of Directors Meeting. The Van Ness BRT design is also on the SFMTA Board's agenda along with a new proposed express bus route connecting the 4th and King Caltrain station with the rebounding Mid-Market area. 1 p.m.
    • ThursdayMTC and ABAG Special Meeting. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments could approve a "preferred scenario" for the region's Sustainable Communities Strategy known as Plan Bay Area, a blueprint for smart growth and transportation funding over the next 25 years, as well as the One Bay Area smart-growth incentive grant program. 7 p.m.
    • FridayFell and Oak Bikeways SFMTA Hearing. This crucial hearing will determine how quickly the protected bikeways on Fell and Oak Streets are implemented -- help ensure the project's approval by showing up and voicing your support or sending an email to Also on the agenda: the SFMTA is proposing closing a crosswalk at Fulton Street and 14th Ave. and raising the speed limit on Winston Ave. from 25 to 30 MPH. 10 a.m.
    • SaturdaySFBC Family Biking Classes. The SF Bicycle Coalition hosts two free classes for expecting parents or those with young children. At Part 1: Biking Pregnant (12:30 p.m.), attendees can meet other parents and "learn the medically reviewed facts about biking pregnant." Part 2: Biking With Your Baby and Toddler (2 p.m.) will help you choose the right child seat, get your bike "baby- or toddler-ready," and learn other tips and tricks.
    • Sunday: Walk SF Guided Walk: A Visit to Visitacion Valley. Join Walk SF for a walk around Visitacion Valley, where you can "look at the Leland Avenue street design improvements and discuss plans to build transit-oriented development in the neighborhood. We will also visit local parks, including the lesser traveled Bayview Park, which has great views of downtown San Francisco, Sutro, and the Peninsula." 10 a.m.
    • Also Sunday: Green Connections Walk: Green Hairstreak Butterfly: A Walk Through an Ecosystem Corridor. The SF Planning Department continues its series of walks for its Green Connections project, an effort to “improve the city’s streets and routes that lead to our parks, waterfront and open spaces.” Explore the area around Forest Hill and ”provide feedback about what you like along the way and how certain elements could be improved.” 1 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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