This Week: Urban Farms, Golden Wheel Awards, AIDS Walk
- Tuesday Can You Make a Living as an Urban Farmer? Urban agriculture provides education, places for people to gather, and green spaces in cities. But what about jobs and livelihoods? Numerous city farming and urban gardening projects with a commercial focus have popped up in the Bay Area. Join SPUR for a conversation about the viability of city agriculture with urban farmers. Tuesday, July 12, 12:30 p.m. at the SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission St., S.F. Free for SPUR Members. $10 for non-members.
- Tuesday Documenting Parked Cars in Bike Lanes. It’s been a major bone of contention for this publication and for bike advocates everywhere. That’s why the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is putting together teams to document the number of cars parked in bike lanes on weekdays between 4-7 p.m., on Valencia St, between 16th St. and 18th St. Volunteers sought to help; duties include counting the number of cars that park in the bike lane, the number of bicycles that have to go around parked cars, the number of bicycles overall, etc. The data will be used to support a resolution aimed at increasing penalties for motorists who park in the bike lane. Join the first of two meetings to find out how you can help. Tuesday, July 12, 4-7 p.m., at the bike rack in Front of Puerto Alegre / Blondie’s Bar, 546 Valencia St., S.F. Sign up for a shift here.
- Tuesday Downtown and North Berkeley Bikeshare Planning Workshops. Motivate has started the process of choosing locations for bike share stations as part of the East Bay Expansion Phase 2. Come tell them where you would like to see a station. There are two identical sessions at each workshop. The first is at 5:30 p.m. and the second is at 6:30 p.m.. If you can’t attend, suggest a station online. See similar event for South Berkeley on Thursday. Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley.
- Wednesday Portable Benefits and the On-Demand Economy. New technologies and business models are creating new economies and new opportunities. These changes are also raising questions about the nature of work in America for businesses, workers, labor organizations, governments, and consumers alike. Join a cross-sector conversation about the growing interest in portable benefits and protections for the on-demand and independent worker economy. Co-presented by the Aspen Institute. Wednesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. at the SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission St., S.F. Free for SPUR Members. $10 for non-members.
- Wednesday The 24th Annual Golden Wheel Awards. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition as it honors individuals and groups who are making a difference in transforming San Francisco into a more people and bike-friendly place. As a sponsor and guest of this event, you will be investing in the community by supporting one of the city’s oldest, largest, and most effective grassroots organizations, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Wednesday, July 13, 6:30–9 p.m., in the Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave. Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.
- Thursday Women Bike Book Club Movie Night. Meet on the second Thursday of each month at Bike East Bay’s office in Jack London Square to discuss women-and-bicycling-focused books and films. This July meeting will be the first film night. They’ll show a series of short films about women and bicycling. Bring popcorn or other snacks and drinks. Thursday, July 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Bike East Bay Office, 466 Water St, Oakland.
- Thursday South Berkeley Bikeshare Planning Workshops, just like the ones on Tuesday but for the South Berkeley neighborhoods. The first is at 6 p.m. and the second is at 7 p.m.. If you can’t attend, suggest a station online. Thursday, July 14, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley.
- Sunday AIDS Walk San Francisco This is a ten-kilometer fundraising walk starting and ending in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. It takes about 2.5 hours and benefits Project Inform, Ward 86 at San Francisco General Hospital, Project Open Hand, and HIV/AIDS programs and services throughout the Bay Area. Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised $86 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area. Sunday, July 17, 8:35 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a post-walk concert. Register here.
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