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This Week: SFFD Wider Streets Hearing, Transportation 2030

10:20 AM PDT on May 12, 2014

A City Hall hearing this afternoon is your chance to weigh in on the SFFD's push for wider streets, followed by the first open house on the Transportation 2030 funding measures planned for November's ballot. Later this week: a SPUR forum also envisions "the car-less city," the city holds a workshop on redesigning Ocean Avenue, and Streetsblog's Aaron Bialick will discuss how to win over bike lane skeptics.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

    • Monday: Speak out on SFFD's push for wider streets at a City Hall hearing, called by Supervisor Scott Wiener, that will explore the safety benefits of narrower, slower streets along with claims that they would hinder fire trucks. 1:30 p.m.
    • Also Monday: The city kicks off its first Transportation 2030 open house to discuss the November ballot measures for transportation funding, hosted by District 5 Supervisor London Breed. Check the schedule for an open house in your district in the coming weeks. 5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: A city without cars? "New kinds of mobility are forcing us to rethink how our streets and cities function," and SPUR's lunchtime forum explores the implications for urban planning. 12:30 p.m.
    • Also Wednesday: City agencies will present concepts for redesigning Ocean Avenue, to make the commercial corridor work better for walking, bicycling, and transit. 6 p.m.
    • Thursday: Join Streetsblog's Aaron Bialick at an SF Bicycle Coalition Treehouse Talk on about we can win support for bike lanes by re-thinking the way we talk about bicycling. 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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