This Week: Support a Safer Potrero, Cal by Bike Summit

This Thursday is your chance to tell the city what you think of watering down pedestrian safety proposals in the Potrero streetscape redesign to preserve car parking. Also: Bike advocates from across the state are in Oakland this weekend for the CA Bicycle Coalition’s California by Bike Summit.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors agenda includes an update from the Mayor’s Transportation 2030 Task Force about recommendations to increase local funding for transportation upgrades. The SFMTA will also discuss the implementation of its Strategic Plan. 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SoMa residents can get up to speed at a community meeting on proposals to make several alleyways safer and more inviting places. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday to Sunday: The CA Bicycle Coalition’s California By Bike Summit will bring together bicycle advocates and leaders in urban planning, public health, technology, and design for a weekend of collaboration, presentation, and celebration in Oakland. The summit will be tied in with the EBBC’s annual Biketopia winter member party on Friday.
  • Also Thursday: DPW will hold an open house community meeting on the redesign of a section of Potrero Avenue, where planners will field input on new proposals that would preserve more of the dangerous status quo for pedestrians in an apparent bid to appease pro-parking extremists. Show the SFMTA and DPW your support for prioritizing safer streets above car storage. 6 p.m. to 8 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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