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This Week: Exploring the Politics of Mobility in San Francisco

Check out some of the several forums this week touching on timely transportation issues, from the upcoming launch of bike-share, to Plan Bay Area, to Better Market Street. On Friday, join the celebration of a new book exploring the politics behind the sustainable transportation movement's challenges in San Francisco.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: The SF Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will hold hearings on the Pedestrian Strategy, the potential for implementation of citywide bike-share, and removing "street furniture clutter." 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors agenda includes approval of a grant from the SF Bicycle Coalition for the installation of a bike traffic counter on Market Street between 9th and 10th Streets. 1 p.m.
  • WednesdaySPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Bay Area's Regional Plan. Join staff from the SF Planning Department, the SF County Transportation Authority, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a look at the implications of Plan Bay Area, a.k.a. the Sustainable Communities Strategy, for San Francisco as the region grows by a projected 2 million people over the next 25 years. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The Southeast Transportation Open House is an opportunity to meet with city agency reps and learn about street and transit improvements planned in neighborhoods like Bayview. 5:45 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: The SF Transit Riders Union is hosting a forum to discuss how the Better Market Street project could improve Muni service. 6 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: Bike-Share and Open Data: A Game Changer for SF Transportation. Join the SFBC and the SF Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation ( for a conversation about the upcoming launch of bike-share. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: A book release party will be held for Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco, SF State University geography professor Jason Henderson's comprehensive look at the challenges and victories of the livable streets movement in taking on the predominantly car-centric status quo in San Francisco. 7 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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