This Week: BART and Muni Talk Bikes and Trains

The SFMTA Board and a BART task force will each discuss plans to experiment with removing prohibitions on bike access this week. On Tuesday, Human Transit author Jarrett Walker discusses quality public transportation at SPUR, and the SF Bike Coalition holds its 20th annual Golden Wheel Awards. The SF Planning Department will also present final plans for streetscape improvements on Broadway in Chinatown at an open house.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • MondayBART Bicycle Advisory Task Force. Today’s agenda includes discussion of partially lifting the rush hour bicycle blackout period for a trial run in August. 6 p.m.
  • TuesdaySFMTA Board Meeting. On the agenda is $180,000 “for a Safe Routes to Transit project to prioritize bike corridor enhancements, bike parking and transit connections, and pilot innovative policies and treatments on and around Muni lines.” This may include allowing bike access on board light rail vehicles, bike parking at rail stations, and integrating the Clipper card into the upcoming bike-share system. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: SPUR Forum: Human Transit. Join author Jarrett Walker for a discussion of his new book, Human Transit, and what makes transit systems successful. 6 p.m.
  • More TuesdaySFBC’s 20th Annual Golden Wheel Awards. Join the SF Bicycle Coalition and keynote speaker Gil Peñalosa, executive director of 8-80 Cities and pioneer of the Sunday Streets-inspiring Ciclovia, in celebrating local businesses and community members who are “leading the way in linking neighborhoods and setting the stage for San Francisco to become a world-class bicycling city.” 6 p.m.
  • WednesdayChinatown Broadway Street Design Final Open House. The SF Planning Department will present final plans for streetscape improvements on Broadway from Columbus Avenue to the Broadway Tunnel. 4:30 p.m.
  • ThursdayEast Palo Alto Hwy 101 Bike/Ped Bridge Open House and Workshop. At the first of several public workshops, planners will field public input on a proposed bike and pedestrian bridge over Highway 101 in East Palo Alto to improve mobility and better link communities.  2 p.m.
  • FridayEast Bay Bike Party: Dancing With the Stars, Aliens, and Astronauts. The mothership will land in the East Bay this Friday as the Bike Party gang hosts this space-themed nighttime ride around Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, with a “mind-blowing mega-dance surprise” at one of the stops along the way. 7:30 p.m.
  • SaturdayEBBC Benefit: A Day at the Races and A Night of Cervezas. Sign up to race your bike around Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland and bet on your favorites this East Bay Bicycle Coalition fundraiser. The after party starts at 5 p.m. and includes food, drinks, live music, and a raffle. 12 noon.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.


This Week: East Bay BRT Hearing and a “Hella Big Bike Party”

This Wednesday, the AC Transit Board of Directors will hold a hearing on approving plans for the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The SF Planning Commission this Thursday will also hold a hearing on approving CPMC’s development plans at the Cathedral Hill and St. Luke’s sites, and the biggest bike party comes together this Saturday in […]

This Week: Support a Transit-First SFMTA Budget

Tomorrow the SFMTA may approve measures including Sunday afternoon metering and free Muni for low-income youth, when its two-year budget proposal goes before the Board of Directors. The public is invited to comment — don’t miss the last chance to speak in support of a strong transit-first budget. Other highlights this week: CPMC’s plans for […]

This Week: Get Pumped for Bike to Work Day

This Thursday is Bike to Work Day — time once again to join the swarm of bike commuters and enjoy some free goodies along the way. And we’re not just talking snacks and tote bags: On Market Street, you can be one of the first registered by the new bicycle traffic counter, and Wiggle-bound riders […]

This Week: Become an Ambassador for Bikes on BART

On the calendar this week: your chance to train as an ambassador for BART’s Bikes on Board August pilot, SPUR makes the case for linking Silicon Valley and Hollywood with high-speed rail, and more. Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: SF Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting. The committee will consider a […]

This Week: Geary Corridor BRT and BART’s Fleet of the Future

Learn more about the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project at Tuesday’s SFCTA meeting or at one of several neighborhood outreach meetings the following week. You can also weigh in on bicycle access plans for BART’s “Fleet of the Future” cars at Oakland’s BPAC meeting Thursday, while the weekend gets started with the Bicycle Music Festival in Golden Gate […]

This Week: SFMTA Set to Approve New Muni Line

The Streetsblog calendar kicks off 2015 with a solid addition to the transit system: Tomorrow, the SFMTA Board of Directors Tuesday is expected to approve a new Muni route that would connect 16th Street BART to Mission Bay. The year’s first SPUR forums and public meetings for the first round of SFMTA street redesigns in […]