This Week: Growing Bike Advocacy, Bikes and Brews, Sunday Streets in the Mission

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

    • Monday tonight! East Bay Watershed Master Plan Public Meeting. The District invites the public to review and discuss the public draft of the East Bay Watershed Master Plan which guides the management of tens of thousands of acres of land and water resources in the East Bay. Staff will give a brief presentation on the master plan and proposed changes, and the audience will be invited to comment. They will also discuss access  to watershed trails by cyclists. Monday, August 15, 6:30 p.m., EBMUD Administration Building, 2nd floor, 375 11th Street, Oakland.
    • Tuesday Bike Talk: Growing our Movement. Who do we assume is the “typical” cyclist, and where did that assumption come from? How do we make sure that bike advocates are representing all those who bike and not just those who show up at advocacy meetings? Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a panel discussion about the sustainability of the advocacy movement and how to expand beyond its current area of influence. Tuesday, August 16, 6-8:30 p.m., Sports Basement Grotto, 1590 Bryant Street, S.F. RSVP.
    • Tuesday Bikes, Wrenches, and Brews – Berkeley. Come hang out with fellow bicyclists at your local REI. Bring your bike, grab a complimentary brew, some grub, and a wrench. Get to work cleaning that chain, adjusting those cables, or replacing those brake pads with guidance from REI shop technicians. Work stands, tool sets, and REI expertise are provided free of charge. While you wrench, learn about the important work that local bike organizations like Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay are up to. Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 p.m. REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley.
    • Wednesday How should we use public land? Come hear a series of perspectives on how public lands should be utilized in Oakland and beyond. Wednesday, August 17, 12:30 p.m. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland. Free for SPUR members. $10 for non-members.
    • Thursday Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission. Oakland’s Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) was established to advise the City Council on programs and projects related to walking and bicycling. This session, meet Jeff Tumlin, Director of Oakland’s new Department of Transportation. There will also be displays of projects completed over the last few years, plus public comment. Thursday, August 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hearing Room 3, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
    • Saturday First Annual Transportation Forum. Councilmember Chappie Jones and Senator Jim Beall will be hosting the First Annual Transportation Forum in District 1. Come hear a diverse panel discuss transportation policy and infrastructure that is being planned at the regional, state, and local level. Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Mitty High School, 5000 Mitty Way, San Jose. Event is free but registration is requested.
    • Sunday Sunday Streets in the Mission. Walk, bike, dance, play and explore your way down Valencia St. Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Sunday Streets closes stretches of city streets to automobile traffic, and opens them to people for several hours on various Sundays throughout the year, so participants can enjoy a large, temporary, public space where they can bike, walk, run, dance, do yoga, etc. Nonprofit and health organizations offer free activities and share information during the event. Sunday August 21, 11 a.m-4 p.m. on Valencia St between McCoppin Hub and 26th St.

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