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This Week: Help Design a Ped-Friendly Street and a New Plaza

This Wednesday, the Planning Department will hold simultaneous community meetings about making a more pedestrian-friendly Castro Street and the creation of a new Pavement to Parks plaza at the Persia Triangle in the Excelsior District. Those interested in more bike-friendly streets in the Glen Park, Noe Valley, and Castro neighborhoods can also join the SF Bicycle Coalition for a tour of District 8 this Saturday.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • WednesdayCastro Street Design Workshop. The SF Planning Department wants your ideas for how to make the world-famous pedestrian strip on Castro Street between 17th and 19th Streets more welcoming for pedestrians. 6 p.m.
    • Also WednesdayPersia Triangle Pavement to Parks Town Hall Meeting. For its next Pavement to Parks project, the Planning Department is eyeing the creation of a new public plaza at the intersection of Persia and Ocean Avenues at Mission Street. The Planning Department, the Excelsior Action Group, and Supervisor John Avalos will be on hand to hear from people who live, work, shop, and play in the neighborhood -- as well as those who would visit it more often if it had an inviting public space. 6 p.m.
    • ThursdaySunnyvaleCool Talk: Neighborhoods for Every Generation. Dan Zack, downtown development coordinator for Redwood City, leads this discussion on the process of retrofitting suburbs to create less car-dependent, more walkable urban neighborhoods. 7 p.m.
    • SaturdaySFBC: Love Your Lanes Bike Ride – Glen Park to Castro. Join the SFBC for a look at the recent bicycling improvements -- and the shortcomings -- of District 8 on a ride through the Glen Park, Noe Valley and Castro neighborhoods. 11 a.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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