This Week: Elections, Sunday Streets, Bay Bridge Bike Path Summer Hours

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

  • Tuesday: How LA and SJ Embraced Modern Transit. Both Los Angeles and San Jose are working to transform themselves from auto-oriented cities to the transit-oriented towns of tomorrow. What has Los Angeles learned from the South Bay, and what can we learn from LA’s recent transit expansions? Join Ethan Elkind, the author of Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City, and Rod Diridon, the father of modern transit service in Silicon Valley, for this conversation. Tuesday, June 7, 12:30 p.m., SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
  • Wednesday: Post-Election Recap. What will the election results mean for San Francisco, not to mention the next set of election cycles to come? Join SPUR and local political analysts for a post-election recap. Wednesday, June 8, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF.
  • Wednesday: San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit Community Workshop. The SFMTA is seeking public comment to update and (hopefully) improve San Francisco’s parking permit program. This is one of eleven workshops they are holding throughout the city. Once the public meetings are complete, staff will take recommendations to the SFMTA Board of Directors in fall 2016. Wednesday, June 8, is the session for District 8, 6-8 p.m., Harvey Milk Recreational Center, 50 Scott Street, SF.
  • Thursday: Real Change in Transportation–What Could it Look Like? What kinds of transportation do we want in San Francisco five, ten, or twenty years from now? How do we ensure that it meets the needs of all communities, not just the young, wealthy, and able-bodied? How can we make our streets safer? What is the best way to reduce the carbon footprint of local transportation? The Haight Asbury Neighborhood Council will hear from speakers including Jason Hender­son, Professor of Geography at SF State, on the topic of Real Change in Transportation. Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m., Park Library, 1833 Page St, SF.
  • Saturday: Brompton Urban Challenge San Francisco. Brompton is sponsoring a scavenger hunt on bicycle. All types of bikes are welcome to participate, but each team of 2-4 riders must include at least one Brompton to qualify. Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m., Huckleberry Bicycles, 1073 Market St
    SF. 2-4 riders per team (and at least one Brompton!), $25 per rider. Participants should have access to Twitter or Instagram on their phones.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets Sunset/Great Highway. Celebrate Sunday Street’s longest route of the season. Walk, bike, dance, play, learn and explore your way through Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway on three miles of car-free streets. New this year, Sunday Streets kicks off each event with an Opening Procession lead by neighborhood community groups. For more information, visit the Sunday Street activity list and event info, or get involved and volunteer. One can also host an activity. Sunday, June 12, 11-4 p.m.
  • All Summer Long: The Bay Bridge East Bay bike path hours are being extended to 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, up until Labor Day.

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

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