This Week: Greening Irving and Holloway, Sunday Streets TL

This afternoon offers a chance to talk strategy on winning improvements for a safer Polk Street with the Community Leadership Alliance. And later this week, don’t miss chances to weigh in on plans to add greenery and traffic calming along central Irving Street and Holloway Avenue. Cap off the week with the return of Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin, where streets that normally serve speeding motorists will be reclaimed for community gathering for an afternoon.

Here are this week’s 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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