This Week: Last Day for BART’s Bikes-On-Board Pilot

Tonight you can learn about the proposed transit-only lanes on Church Street at an SFMTA meeting, while Friday marks the final day of the BART rush hour bikes-on-board pilot.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday and Friday: At 6:30 p.m. tonight, an SFMTA community meeting will be held to discuss the agency’s colored transit lane pilot on three blocks of Church Street. On Friday, the project goes to an SFMTA engineering hearing at 10 a.m. for approval.
  • TuesdaySan Jose Community Pedestrian Safety Workshop. Cal WALKS and UC Berkeley’s SafeTREC host this San Jose workshop to help “develop strategies to promote a safer walking environment.” The event includes presentations from local experts, group discussions, and a walking tour. 10 a.m.
  • ThursdaySPUR Forum: Visioning the Southeast Waterfront. SPUR fellow Alexa Bush will discuss her web-based multi-media program designed to help neighbors and visitors envision the potential for the Blue Greenway project on SF’s southeast waterfront. 6 p.m.
  • FridayBikes on BART August Trial. Friday is the last day of BART’s rush hour bikes-on-board pilot, after which the ban will go back into effect while the results are studied. If you rode BART during the pilot with or without a bike, be sure to provide your input on the agency’s survey.
  • Also Friday: Critical Mass. Kick off your weekend with a ride in the San Francisco-born monthly tradition of reclaiming the streets for bicycles, which has spread to cities around the world. And heads up: Next month will be the 20th Anniversary ride. 6 pm.

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


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