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This Week: Bridging the Transit and Housing Funding Gap

5:13 PM PDT on October 6, 2014

A Thursday forum, organized by the SF Transit Riders Union and the SF Bay Guardian, is sure to bring some insightful discussion on the funding tussle between transit and affordable housing advocates. The Planning Department will also present conceptual designs for eastern Ocean Avenue on Thursday, and Sunday Streets Berkeley will return this weekend.

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • Wednesday: The Planning Department will host a workshop to present conceptual designs for the eastern section of Ocean Avenue, between Phelan and San Jose Avenues, where it meets Balboa Park Station and highway 280. 6 p.m.
    • Also Wednesday: Walk and Roll to School Day returns, with nearly 90 schools and over 13,000 students expected to participate -- the highest number to date in SF.
    • Thursday: Join the Bay Guardian and SFTRU for a forum on how to bridge the political divide, created by funding shortages, between transit and affordable housing advocates. The discussion will be set in the context of recent moves by city officials, as well as the November ballot measures to increase transportation funding and set goals for affordable housing construction. 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Nearly two miles of Berkeley's Shattuck Avenue will be car-free so that all can enjoy some fun in the East Bay sun at Sunday Streets. 11 a.m. to 5 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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