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This Week: Berkeley Bike Plan, Planning for Families, Women & Bikes


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

    • Monday tonight! Berkeley Bicycle Plan Update Open House. Come see the draft Berkeley Bicycle Plan. It includes recommendations for new and enhanced bike boulevards and improved crossings, downtown and UC campus area projects, including new protected bikeways, enhancements to the Ohlone Greenway, upgrades to existing bike lanes and routes, citywide projects such as bicycle parking, and a number of major complete-street corridor studies. This public open house will kickoff the public review period. Monday, August 29 4:30-7:30 p.m. tonight! at the Downtown Berkeley Library Community Room, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley.
    • Tuesday Planning for Families. What makes a family choose to live in the city? One of the most important--and often missing--factors is quality housing suitable to a family’s needs. Can we make our housing family-friendly by design? SPUR hosts a talk with Susan Exline of the San Francisco Planning Department, Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design and Supervisor Norman Yee. Tuesday, August 30, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center Gallery, 654 Mission Street, S.F. free for SPUR members, $10 for non-members.
    • Tuesday Town Hall on Housing, Transportation, and Urban Planning. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, CSU Trustee and District 7 BART Board Candidate Lateefah Simon and best-selling author David Talbot will join San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim for a discussion about transportation, housing, and urban planning for the Bay Area and the entire state. Tuesday, August 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mission High, 3750 18th St, San Francisco.
    • Wednesday Women & Bikes: SF-East Bay Mixer. The SF Bicycle Coalition and Bike East Bay are teaming up for a happy hour celebrating women and bikes! Join to meet new bike-loving friends and hear what’s happening around women and bikes on both sides of the bay. This women-focused happy hour is open to all bike lovers and the bike curious. Wednesday, August 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lost and Found, 2040 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.
    • Wednesday Learning to Bike in the City. Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. It's a one-hour course covering bicycling for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, route planning and more. This course is a great introduction for people who are considering biking in the city or are looking to brush up on urban biking skills. No bicycle is necessary for this class. Indoor bicycle parking is available. Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. SF Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., S.F. Event is free. Contact Libby Nachman (libby [a-t] with any questions.
    • Thursday Planning Out Central SoMa. The Central SoMa Plan is San Francisco’s only area plan that is currently underway. A new draft of the plan was recently released and it lends insight into the transportation changes being studied, the current market, and more. Come learn about the changes planned for the neighborhood. Thursday, Sept. 1, 12:30 p.m. SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Event is free.
    • Friday Women Bike Coffee Club.  Once a month, an informal gathering of women, trans and femme-identified folks meet to talk about bicycling in the city, share tips, and caffeinate together. 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. Women Bike SF is a SF Bicycle Coalition program that aims to encourage and inspire more women, trans, and female-identified individuals to ride bikes with social events, rides, and workshops. Friday, Sept. 2, 8-9 a.m. Ritual Coffee Roasters1300 Haight St., S.F.

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