This Week: Funding the Bicycle Strategy, Sunset Streetscapes

This week, supervisors take a look at what it will take to fund the SFMTA’s Bicycle Strategy, SPUR discusses efforts to improve streets in the Sunset, Walk SF hosts its annual Woonerven holiday party, and the Planning Department presents its final Green Connections plan.

Here are all of the calendar highlights:

  • Monday: The year’s final SPUR forum focuses on streetscape initiatives in the Sunset. Join D4 Supervisor Katy Tang, who is leading the Sunset Blueprint project, along with reps from the Department of Public Works and the Public Utilities Commission, for a discussion of efforts to create more people-friendly streets in the Avenues. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The Planning Department will hold an open house to present its final Green Connections plan, which will lay out a network of streets to prioritize for biking and walking improvements connecting residents to city parks. 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Walk SF will hold its annual Woonerven holiday party, offering hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, and an opportunity to meet and chat with fellow advocates. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: The first Friday of the month means it’s time once again for the San Francisco Bike Party. This Wonderland-themed ride is bound to be a great time, and bike partiers are invited to bring gifts to donate for a holiday toy drive. 7:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.


Gateway or Boulevard? SFMTA Narrows Options for Fixing Masonic Avenue

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) options for fixing Masonic Avenue, a major north-south traffic sewer that was the scene of the city’s first and only bicycle fatality this year, have been narrowed to two designs. While each option would calm auto traffic in slightly different ways and offer different amenities for bicyclists, both […]

At 40 Years, San Francisco’s Transit-First Policy Still Struggles for Traction

The first private automobile users on early 20th-century American streets were generally accorded no special privileges on the public right-of-way. “The center of the road was reserved for streetcars, and the new automobiles had to move out of the way,” as Renee Montagne describes it in the 1996 documentary Taken for a Ride, which chronicles […]