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This Week: Addressing Anti-Ped/Bike Bias at the SFPD

4:43 PM PST on November 18, 2013

This week, the SF Bicycle Coalition will hold an advocacy strategy meeting on the push for better SFPD crash investigations. The Planning Department hosts an open house on its Living Alley Project in Hayes Valley, the Department of Public Works hosts another open house on the Potrero Avenue redesign, and the SFMTA Board of Directors considers a pilot project for a wider bike lane on Folsom Street in SoMa. Oh, and if you have any qualms the recent re-introduction of cars at Oakland's Latham Square plaza, this week's your chance to let the city know.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

    • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors is set to approve an 18-month pilot project for a wider bike lane on Folsom from Fourth to 11th Street. Also on the agenda: a vote on reforming the parking placard system for people with disabilities, adoption of tour bus restrictions at Alamo Square, an update on the effectiveness of overnight parking restrictions for oversized vehicles, and more. 1 p.m.
    • Also Tuesday: The Planning Department hosts a third workshop for the Market-Octavia Living Alley Project, presenting an opportunity for residents in and around Hayes Valley to design alleyways that put people first. 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday: The SFBC is holding a committee meeting to discuss how to push the SFPD to thoroughly investigate crashes that injure vulnerable street users, and to be fairer in everyday interactions with pedestrians and cyclists. 5:30 p.m.
    • Also Wednesday: The City of Oakland hosts a community workshop on the Latham Square pilot plaza, where a traffic lane for cars was reinstated prematurely at the behest of Planning and Building Director Rachel Flynn. Weigh in with your thoughts on the future of the plaza. 6 p.m.
    • Thursday: In case you missed the last one, DPW holds another open house for the Potrero Streetscape Redesign Project, where you can show support for wider sidewalks and safer bike lanes. 6 p.m.
    • Also Thursday: The SFMTA will host a community open house on the agency's Waterfront Transportation Assessment, which will guide transportation projects along the waterfront over the next 25 years. 7 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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