This Week: A Bounty of Transpo Talk & Streetsblog Happy Hour
This week’s Streetsblog calendar serves up a transportation-balanced diet: Satisfying forums on Vision Zero and better transit, assorted community street design meetings in the Marina and Bayview, and refreshing beer enriched with active transportation culture. Yes, it’s time for Streetsblog Happy Hour — the extra-sweet seasonal kind that comes once a quarter, with free swag and tasty proceed-donated drinks that help nourish Streetsblog SF.
Here are all the highlights:
- Tuesday: Join a SPUR forum to hear Leah Shahum, former head of the SF Bicycle Coalition, discuss her work leading the Vision Zero Network to help cities eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries across the country. Shahum will share lessons from her recent trip researching street safety successes in northern Europe, and will be joined by representatives from Walk SF and the SFBC. 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Another SPUR forum, “Transportation for the Other 9-5,” will feature Supervisor Scott Wiener and city staffers in a discussion about efforts to improve late-night transit. 12:30 p.m.
- Also Wednesday: Final community meeting on Palou Avenue in the Bayview: The Department of Public Works will present plans for Palou, east of Third Street. Proposals include sidewalk bulb-outs and transit-only lanes, and a partial re-route of the bike route from Palou to Quesada Avenue, as well as a more direct re-route of Muni’s 23-Monterey. 6 p.m.
- More Wednesday: Open house on Lombard Street in the Marina: The SFMTA will present proposals for upgrades for pedestrian safety and Muni’s 28 and 43 lines on Lombard, west of Franklin Street. 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Streetsblog Happy Hour: Come have a drink with us and support Streetsblog at Virgil’s Sea Room. This is one of our special quarterly events, where 10 percent of drink proceeds are donated to Streetsblog SF, and you can get one of our free t-shirts or hoodies (first-come, first-served!). 6 p.m.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.