This Week: Visions for a Better Market Street

Join one of the Better Market Street workshops this week to help envision the future of San Francisco’s most important corridor. East Bay Bus Rapid Transit also goes up for final approvals at the Oakland and San Leandro city councils this week, and Sunday Streets returns to Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday and TuesdayEast Bay BRT at San Leandro and Oakland City Councils. Support is needed to urge the San Leandro City Council to make a full commitment to BRT connecting the two cities. Some council members in San Leandro may favor removing dedicated bus lanes from a piece of the route, which could hurt reliability and speed for transit riders. Oakland could also become the first East Bay city to approve a citywide Complete Streets policy. Mon: 7 p.m., Tue: 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and SaturdayBetter Market Street Public Workshops. Attend one of two workshops this week to share your thoughts on some of the early conceptual visions for rebuilding Market Street as a corridor with more welcoming public spaces and priority for walking, bicycling, and transit. 6 p.m.
  • Also TuesdayThe SFMTA Board of Directors meets. On the agenda is funding for a contra-flow bike lane on Polk Street connecting Market and McAllister Streets, a gift of 250 bike racks from the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, and more. 1 p.m.
  • ThursdayBerkeley Transportation Commission: Hearst Ave Green Bike Lanes. The commission will hear a presentation on the Hearst Avenue Bikeway Project [PDF] which would include a road diet with green buffered bike lanes, pedestrian refuges, and more. 7 p.m.
  • SaturdaySPUR: The Amazing (Muni) Race. How well do you know the Muni system? Find out by joining SPUR on this “visual scavenger hunt through San Francisco,” racing against other teams armed only with a Clipper card and a series of clues pointing you toward your next destination. 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets: Bayview/Dogpatch. Enjoy a second Sunday Streets for July, bringing car-free play space to the Dogpatch and Bayview neighborhoods from Third and King Streets south to the Bayview Opera House, which is also hosting the Bayview Music Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 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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