This Week: Safer SoMa, Sunday Streets in the Richmond

This week is your chance to get involved with the push for safer streets in SoMa: The SF Bicycle Coalition’s Safe SoMa Committee meets tonight and the SFMTA hosts a community meeting Wednesday on its Folsom Street pilot project to replace a traffic lane with a wider bike lane.

Also this week: The SFMTA presents an update on two-way transit and ped safety upgrades at Market and Haight Streets, SPUR will host a forum on the future of the M-Ocean View on 19th Avenue, and Sunday Streets covers new ground in the Richmond District.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday: Join the SFBC’s Safe SoMa Member Committee to strategize about making the streets south of Market more bike-friendly. 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Friday: The Bay Area Air Quality Management District hosts workshops in San Mateo and San Francisco counties to explain the new Commuter Benefits Program, which will require large employers to offer incentives for their employees to commute by transit, walking, biking, and carpooling. San Mateo: Tuesday at 2 p.m., San Francisco: Friday at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting about the pilot project on Folsom Street to convert a traffic lane into a wider bike lane and make the street safer for walking and biking. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: A SPUR forum looks at the future of Muni along southern 19th Avenue. Planners from the SFMTA and the SF County Transportation Authority, along with reps from SF State University and the surrounding neighborhoods, will discuss re-routing Muni’s M-Ocean View line underneath 19th. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: Hear the latest on the SFMTA’s plans for the intersection of Market and Haight Streets, including pedestrian safety improvements and a contra-flow transit-only lane on the easternmost one-way block of Haight, at this month’s Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association meeting. 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets comes to the Richmond for the first time, opening up Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard for car-free fun. 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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