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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:

    • MondaySF Land Use and Economic Development Committee Meeting. The committee will consider a planning code amendment that would streamline the conversion of gas stations to other uses on important transit and pedestrian streets, as well as expand the scope of development projects subject to bike parking requirements. 1 p.m.
    • TuesdayHollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail. Hear SPUR Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan make the case that by linking the economies of Hollywood and Silicon Valley with high-speed rail, California could fund the project on its own. 12:30 p.m.
    • Also TuesdayAn Evening with TransForm’s Board of Directors. Head to the Press Club to talk with TransForm, the Bay Area's regional and statewide advocates for walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented communities. Meet the board members, learn about their work, and find out how you can get involved. 5:30 p.m.
    • WednesdayConcord Complete Streets Community Workshop. Help plan a safer, more enjoyable future for all users of Concord's streets and pathways at this Complete Streets meeting. The city is looking for input ahead of their Transportation Plan update [PDF] to make Concord "a better place to walk, bike and thrive."  6:30 p.m.
    • ThursdayGreenbelt Alliance: Daly City’s Mission Street Breakfast Forum. The Greenbelt Alliance hosts this conversation about the future of Daly City’s Mission Street corridor. A panel of experts will offer their insights about the neighborhood's potential from three perspectives: economic development, urban design, and public health. 7 a.m.
    • Also ThursdaySF Planning Commission Meeting. On the agenda is a hearing on the Western SoMa Community Plan draft environmental impact report [PDF], which includes recommendations for street improvements and would upzone the area. The Planning Department will take public comments on the plan until August 6. 12 p.m.
    • More ThursdayBikes on BART August Trial Volunteer Training. Get trained by the SF Bicycle Coalition or the East Bay Bicycle Coalition as an ambassador for the Bikes on BART pilot project, which will be studying rush hour bike access on BART trains every Friday in August. 6:30 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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