This Week: Second Transbay Tube, Transit Riders Union Fund Raiser

sblog_calendar1Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: SFMTA’s Board of Director’s Meeting. One of the highlighted topics under consideration: whether or not to approve a pilot phase under the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project. Under the proposed pilot project, the eastern section of the roadway on Twin Peaks would be made car-free, and the western section would carry two-way vehicle traffic. Tuesday, April 19, 1:00 pm, City Hall, Room 400, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA 94102.
  • Wednesday: SPUR will hold a talk on the possibility of a “A New Transbay Transit Crossing.” Infrastructure investment on this scale raises big questions about regional transit capacity, connectivity, reliability and resilience, and requires consideration of broader land use, equity and sustainability impacts. Hear from four Bay Area organizations with recent or soon-to-be published papers on this topic and learn more about how we might be crossing the bay in the future. Co-presented by the City of Oakland Mayor’s Office and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. Admission is free for SPUR members, $10 for non-members. Wednesday, April 20, 12:30 to 2:00pm. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.
  • Thursday: Muni Transit Riders Union holds its “Make Transit Awesome: Party & Campaign Kick-off.” Drinks generously donated by Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, music by DJ Spinnerty, and some very special guest speakers, including: Eugenia Chien, founder of Muni Diaries, the center of SF’s online transit culture, Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson/Nygaard, the transportation planning firm founded by former Muni directors, Tim Papandreou, Director of SFMTA’s new Office of Innovation, Thea Selby as MC, board chair of SF Transit Riders and also on the board of California High Speed Rail. Sliding Scale Donation $5-25, (but no one is turned away for lack of funds). RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends. Thursday, April 21st, 7-9PM, DG717, 717 Market St, San Francisco (between 3rd and 4th st)
  • Saturday: The annual Cesar Chavez Parade. Commemorate & Celebrate the Life and Work of Labor & Civil Rights Leader Cesar E. Chavez. The parade will proceed from Dolores and 19th streets, east on 19th Street, south on Mission Street, east on 24th Street to Folsom Street. The festival area will take place on 24th Street between Treat and Bryant streets. In addition to the parade, the event will include music, entertainment, and arts and crafts booths. Saturday, April 23, 10 am, Assemble for Parade Dolores Park-19th Street/Guerrero Street. Parade starts at 11 am.
  • Saturday: The 46th Annual Earth Day Celebration. (This is in conjunction with the Cesar Chavez event). There will be speakers, food and three Stages of Multi-Cultural Entertainment. Saturday, April 23rd in the Mission District on 22nd Street from 10am-7 pm.

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

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