This Week: Greening an Alleyway in Chinatown

Help shape a plan to bring some nature to an alley in Chinatown, ponder the future of transbay commuting with SPUR, and discuss the latest on city bicycle infrastructure with the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: On this week’s SFMTA Board of Directors agenda is approval of bike lanes on Bayshore Boulevard between Paul and Silver Avenues, the Castro Street redesign, and more. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The SF Public Utilities Commission hosts a community meeting on creating a greener, more people-friendly Spofford Alley in Chinatown. 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: SPUR’s lunchtime forum looks at ways to accommodate future transbay commute traffic as development grows in San Francisco and the East Bay, while the Bay Bridge’s capacity stays the same. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday:  Join the SF Bicycle Advisory Committee at City Hall to share your thoughts with the SFMTA on its plans for Polk Street, the SFPUC’s plans to add greenery and traffic calming on Holloway Avenue, the recent Civil Grand Jury report on bicycle education and enforcement efforts, and more. 6:30 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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