This Week: Talking Pedestrian Safety on Sixth, Castro, and in D7

Pedestrian safety is the order of the week, starting this evening with a walking tour on Sixth Street where the SFMTA and Walk SF will discuss how to make it safer for walking.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

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

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