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This Week: Emervyille Bike and Ped, BART Board Candidates, Brooklyn Basin

10:00 AM PDT on September 12, 2016

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

    • Monday tonight! Emeryville Bike Ped Advisory Subcommittee Meeting: Bay Trail freeway ramp crossing. Regular every-other-month meeting of the Emeryville Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Subcommittee, which reviews city bikeway/development plans and advises staff on funding/planning proposals. The agenda for this meeting includes a discussion about improving the Bay Trail crossing of the freeway off-ramp along Powell Street in Emeryville, where a bike rider was hit and injured earlier this year. Monday, tonight!, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Emeryville City Hall, Council Chambers, 1333 Park Ave, Emeryville.
    • Monday tonight! San Francisco Transit Riders BART Board Director Candidate Forum. The San Francisco Transit Riders are hosting a forum for the candidates to introduce themselves and respond to SFTR and public questions. This is an important time in BART's history. Its aging system is facing the challenges of ever more crowded trains. With these BART Board elections and the $3.5 billion BART bond to improve safety and increase train reliability on the same ballot, there are many issues to discuss at the forum. Monday, tonight! Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mission Pool & Playground, Clubhouse, 3555 19th St., S.F.
    • Wednesday Building Brooklyn Basin. Oakland’s largest real estate project is underway. Brooklyn Basin encompasses 65 acres of the city’s southern waterfront and will create 3,000 new homes, including 465 affordable units, 32 acres of open space and a new marina. Come hear about this project. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland. Event is free.
    • Thursday Affordable Housing from Amsterdam and Copenhagen. When it comes to providing affordable housing, cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen are leagues ahead. Local housing consultant Natalie Bonnewit recently conducted research in northern Europe into affordable housing development. Hear how both cities are using housing as a tool for integrating society’s most vulnerable populations and how it compares to the Bay Area. Thursday, September 15, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center Gallery, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Free for SPUR members, $10 for non-members.
    • Thursday Vision Zero Committee Meeting. According to data compiled by Walk SF, San Francisco is one of the most walkable cities in the country, earning a WalkScore of 84--second only to New York. But over 800 people are hit by cars each year in San Francisco and 100 of them are severely injured or killed. Attend the County's Vision Zero Committee Meeting to hear and comment on the latest work to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety. Thursday, September 15, 1:30-3:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 263, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl., S.F.
    • Thursday Van Ness Business Advisory Committee. Major upgrades are coming to Van Ness Avenue. The Van Ness Business Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from a cross-section of Van Ness Project Corridor businesses. Join the committee and Van Ness Improvement Project staff to review bus stop consolidation and hear updates on the bus line improvement project. Thursday, September 15, 3-4:30 p.m. SFMTA Offices, Civic Center Conference Room 3074, 3rd floor, One South Van Ness Avenue, S.F.
    • Friday (PARK)ing Day 2016. No, not that kind of parking--not like parking a car. PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition fights every day to get the city to design safer streets for people, and PARK(ing) Day is a celebration of reclaiming public space for people to pause, play and peruse. SF has hundreds of miles of on-street parking and PARK(ing) Day puts some of this space to uses beyond free car storage. Friday, Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. In front of Flax Art & Design at Market, 49 Valencia Street, S.F.
    • Saturday New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat. Tour de Fat will take place in Golden Gate Park’s Lindley Meadow offering a day of eclectic entertainment, a costumed bike ride, a gameshow, car-for-bike swap, fashion showdown, great music, and plenty of New Belgium beer. All donations and proceeds from beer and merchandise sales will go to San Francisco-area non-profits. Saturday, Sept.17, 10-5 p.m. Golden Gate Park’s Lindley Meadow. $10 admission.

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