This Week: Vision Zero, Fruitvale Bike-Share, Ballots and Brews

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

  • Tuesday Vision Zero Action Strategy Workshop. The city is in the process of updating its two-year action strategy for Vision Zero. Join this public meeting to help determine what works and revise elements as part of the next 2017-2018 Action Strategy for Vision Zero San Francisco. The final document will be released in January. That’s Tuesday, October 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. City Hall, Room 201, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl., S.F.
  • Tuesday Fruitvale Bike-Share Expansion Workshop. Bay Area Bike Share is expanding to the East Bay. Attend this Public Workshop and decide future station locations in Fruitvale. If you can’t make it, suggest a station online. Tuesday, October 11, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Cesar E Chavez Library, 3301 East 12th St, Oakland.
  • Tuesday Ballots and Brews. With the deepest slate of measures in years, the November 2016 ballot is one of the most loaded and consequential in recent memory. Join the SPUR policy staff in an annual tradition as they explain the ballot over beers. Tuesday, October 11, 6 p.m. SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Wednesday Bigger and Bolder: Preparing California Cities for High-Speed Rail. How is California building its high-speed rail stations and what can we learn from France and other places around the world? In this session, national and global experts will discuss design, governance, and balancing major new transit infrastructure with the land use and development opportunities created by high-speed rail. It will focus on solving issues in Fresno, San Jose, and Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by Rail~Volution, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Perkins + Will and the Low Income Investment Fund. Wednesday, October 12, 2-5 p.m. Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero, S.F. $40 for SPUR members. $50 for non-members.
  • Wednesday Protecting the Embarcadero Waterfront. The historic seawall that underlies the Embarcadero is vulnerable to a major earthquake and the Mayor’s Office and Port of San Francisco have prioritized funding to analyze and develop design options. Solutions will need to address climate change and sea level rise. Hear from a panel as they address challenges facing the financing, regulation, and design of a newly-designed seawall. Wednesday, October 12, 6 p.m. SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F. Free for SPUR members, $10 for non-members.
  • Sunday Sunday Streets Excelsior. Walk, bike, dance, play, and explore your way down Mission Street between Silver and Geneva Aves. Sunday Streets creates miles of car-free streets for people to get out and be active in diverse San Francisco neighborhoods. Be sure to check out the Activity Hubs for fun, free activities offered by local nonprofits and community groups, plus dozens of merchant booths. Sunday, October 16, 11-4 p.m., Mission Street between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave.
  • Sunday Sunday Streets Berkeley opens Shattuck Avenue to pedestrians, bicyclists, musicians, magicians, and games at a giant street party celebrating local businesses and organizations. Storefronts will be unobstructed, and business owners are encouraged to participate by providing seating on the street, hosting activities, and otherwise inviting interest and community. Sunday, October 16, 11-4 p.m. Shattuck Avenue between Rose and Haste streets.

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