This Week: Taking Down 280, Sunday Streets + Oaklavia

This Sunday, it’s Ciclovia on both sides of the bay — Sunday Streets comes to Bayview/Dogpatch, and Oakland brings Oaklavia back to the streets around Lake Merritt. SPUR will also host a lunchtime forum on tearing down highway 280 along Mission Bay, and DPW will hold a community meeting on pedestrian improvements on mid-Irving Street in the Sunset.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: The SF Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee is set to consider Supervisor Scott Wiener’s package of legislation aimed at cutting through the bureaucratic red tape that hinders pedestrian safety improvements. 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: On the SFMTA Board of Directors agenda is a presentation from Muni staff on steps the agency is taking to make light-rail service more reliable. 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Green Connections Dogpatch and Potrero Hill Project Update. As part of Green Connections, the developing 20-year citywide plan to prioritize routes between parks and recreational areas for walking, biking, and greenery improvements, staff from the Planning Department will present conceptual designs and other updates for routes in the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill neighborhoods. 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Transforming a Freeway Into a Boulevard. Join Gillian Gillett, the Mayor’s transportation policy director, Greg Riessen from the Planning Department, and other planning experts for a panel discussion of the proposal to tear down the northern spur of highway 280. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Irving Streetscape Improvements Project Community Meeting. The Department of Public Works is looking to bring pedestrian safety upgrades and greenery to Irving Street between 19th and 26th Avenues in the Sunset. Head on over to weigh in. 6.m.
  • Friday: SF Bike Party. The monthly mobile party rolls out for another night of musical celebration on two wheels. Details TBA. 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets comes to the Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods, opening up streets like Third, 22nd, and Terry Francois Boulevard along Mission Bay for play. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Also Sunday: Oaklavia returns to Oakland — enjoy three miles of car-free streets around Lake Merritt in celebration of “Love Our Lake Day.” And if you can’t decide between Sunday Streets and Oaklavia, there’s plenty of time to enjoy both. 11 a.m. to 4 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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