This Week: Better BART, Be a Walk SF Ambassador, and Bayview Bike Ride

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

    • Monday: Bike Talks: A Better Bart with Nick Josefowitz. Delays and bumpy rides have become an expected part of riding BART. We know the transit system is aging and requires significant maintenance, upgrades and enhancements. What exactly is going on and what is BART doing to address it? Join BART Board Director Nick Josefowitz and learn more about what’s to come and how you can get involved. Monday, May 2, 5:30-7:00pm, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market Street, San Francisco. RSVP requested.
    • Tuesday: Bike Camping 101 with Pedal Inn: Lafayette. Love camping? Love cycling? Learn how to combine the two! The Bay Area offers some of the most captivating nature destinations (and bike rides) anywhere, attracting camping and cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Nick and Lindy of Pedal Inn will visit the Lafayette Library to share their knowledge and love of bike camping in the Bay Area. Find out what to pack, where to go, and how to eat well when you get there. Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-8:00pm, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd #214, Lafayette. Register here.
    • Wednesday: Page Street Committee Meetings. Page Street recently got a green lane from Laguna to Octavia. But that is only the beginning. If you want to get involved in ongoing advocacy for cycling improvements to this important corridor, now is your chance to help. Join the first Page Street Committee meeting at 6:00-7pm on Wednesday, May 4, Cafe International, 508 Haight Street, San Francisco.
    • Thursday: Summer Walk SF Ambassador’s Training. Do you want to help educate your neighbors about Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, and annual events like Walk to Work Day and Walk & Roll to School Day? This is a chance to learn how to be a Walk San Francisco Ambassador. Thursday, May 5, 6:30-7:45pm. RSVP is required (location provided to those who RSVP).
    • Friday: Women Bike SF Coffee Club. Once a month there’s an informal gathering of women bicyclists to talk bikes, share tips and do your morning caffeination. If you’re new to riding or interested but haven’t gotten rolling yet, this is a perfect place to find riding buddies and answer some of your questions about biking in SF! Stop by for route recommendations, maps and to get/share some tips from other women who will be riding all across the city for Bike to Work Day (and hopefully every other day too). Friday, May 6, 8:00-9:00am, Equator Coffee, 986 Market Street, San Francisco.
    • Friday: The SFMTA will hold a public hearing on a variety of street engineering changes around the city, including restrictions on parking, the construction of wider sidewalks, and more bike lanes. If you can’t make the meeting, you can review the proposed changes and submit comments via writing or email to with subject line “Public Hearing.” The public hearing will be held Friday, May 6, 10:00am, City Hall, Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco.
    • Saturday: Bayview Bike Ride: Exploring a New Community at Hunters View. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) will host a ride in Bayview to explore the new community at Hunters View. The 256-unit public housing project provided workforce housing during World War II. It later fell into disrepair and the City of San Francisco took on a revitalization effort that began in 2005. Join SFHAC for a Saturday bike ride down to this large, mixed-use development. This will be a two-hour tour, including 30 minutes of slow pace biking to/from Hunters View from the starting place. Saturday, May 7, 10:00am-12:30pm. Meeting point is provided after online registration, which is required. There is a $10 charge for non-members of the SFHAC.

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


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