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This Week: Tour de Fat Pre-Party, SoMa Bike Coalition, Guiding Growth


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

    • Tuesday tonight! Tour de Fat Pre-Party. Roll In, Tune Up, Bowl On! Join Mission Bowling Club and New Belgium Brewing as they gear up for Tour De Fat 2016! Ride your bike over for a quick-fix and tune-up happy hour, courtesy of Huckleberry Bicycles. Become a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and get two tickets to Tour De Fat 2016 (worth $20)! Tuesday, September 6. 3-6 p.m. Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th Street, S.F.
    • Wednesday SoMa Bike Coalition Committee Meeting. Come meet members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition who are shaping the upcoming Folsom and Howard Street project. They will share preliminary survey results, explore innovative street designs, and talk about ways to engage in this project when public meetings begin later this fall. Wednesday, September 7, 6-7 p.m. San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., S.F.
    • Thursday Guiding Growth in Our Big Cities. What are the big planning issues facing our region today? Can we balance affordable housing, effective transportation, and sustainable growth? Join the planning directors of San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland for a rare conversation about how our cities are planned and what lies ahead for the Bay Area's three central cities. Thursday, September 8, 6 p.m. SPUR Urban Center Gallery, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Free for SPUR members, $10 for non-members.
    • Friday Coffee with a Wonk -- Ratna Amin. Got ideas or questions about your city? Thoughts on transportation or housing? An interest in zoning or an obsession with BRT? Come to SPUR's St. Clare cafe on the second Friday of each month to discuss policy and planning with SPUR's thinkers and planners. Friday, September 9, 9:30 a.m. SPUR Urban Center Gallery, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Free to the public.
    • Friday How can we build enough housing? San Francisco’s chief economist has estimated that it would take another 100,000 units of housing to stabilize rents. However, physical and political constraints on the city’s built form make it difficult to find the space for this housing. The newest exhibition at the SPUR Urban Center, in partnership with the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Planning Department, takes aim at this issue and seeks to answer how we can build the city that we have into the city that we need. Friday, September 9, 6 p.m. SPUR Urban Center Gallery, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Free to the public, but $10 suggested donation.
    • Saturday Walk San Francisco’s 12th annual Peak2Peak Walk. Discover hidden stairways, explore new paths, take in breath-taking vistas, and meet people who share your passion to make walking in San Francisco safe for everyone, so our community is healthier and more livable. Enjoy this unique, day-long hiking adventure across the city, and support Walk S.F.'s work to reclaim streets as safe, shared spaces everyone can enjoy. This is a one-of-a-kind, 13-mile urban trek across ten peaks. Saturday, September 10. Event starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. The Ramp Restaurant, 855 Terry Francois St., S.F. Tickets start at $85.
    • Sunday Western Addition Sunday Streets. Walk, bike, dance, play, and explore through the Western Addition. Sunday Streets creates miles of car-free streets for people to get out and be active in diverse San Francisco neighborhoods. Be sure to checkout the Activity Hubs for fun, free activities offered by local nonprofits and community groups plus the dozens of activations provided by merchants on the route. Sunday, September 11, 11-4 p.m. on Fillmore, Fulton, and Baker Streets in the Western Addition neighborhood, S.F.

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