This Week: Urban Film Fest, Swiss Rail, Urban Train Stations

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

    • Monday starts tonight! (and runs until Sunday) San Francisco Urban Film Festival. The SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is a unique film festival that focuses on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape urbanist ideas, practice, and project implementation to improve our cities. Starts Monday, Nov. 14, tonight! 6-8 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St, S.F. $10 advance/$15 door.
    • Tuesday Swiss Time. Explore what’s so great about the European train network with two Swiss rail experts as they explain how Switzerland created a spectacular rail system, how it is influencing the rest of Europe and what its lessons could mean for us here in the Bay Area. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Free for SPUR Members, $10 for non-members.
    • Wednesday Lessons from Great Urban Train Stations. Intermodal transportation hubs have had transformational impacts on cities and regions. How do counties and cities create great stations that offer seamless connections between rail and local public transit, and what can we learn from these examples? Learn how international case studies can successfully guide the development of the 240-acre Diridon Station area. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12:30 pm, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, Free for SPUR members. $10 for non-members.
    • Wednesday Light up the Night. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Light up the Night is an annual bike light distribution campaign. Volunteers install hundreds of white front lights and red back lights on bicycles for people riding in the dark. To make sure that the bicycle lights go to those who need them the most, the Coalition keeps the distribution locations a secret! So Light Up the Night is a members-only volunteering opportunity. Volunteer via the SFBC site. Wednesday, Nov. 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday and Thursday Park Boulevard Corridor Community Outreach Meetings. The City of Oakland invites members of the community to come learn about the proposed Park Boulevard study, help them understand community concerns and priorities, and share insights and ideas on how to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and school safety. Two meetings will repeat the same material: First meeting Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church Gymnasium, 4101 Park Blvd., Oakland; Second meeting Thursday, November 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at FM Smith Recreation Center, 1969 Park Blvd Oakland.
    • Thursday Embarcadero Enhancement Open House. Join the SFMTA for a public open house on the Embarcadero Enhancement Project. The SFMTA has developed preliminary design concepts for the corridor and wants to hear your feedback. Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-7 p.m. at Pier 1 (The Embarcadero at Washington Street).
    • Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016. Join Walk SF, the Vision Zero Coalition, and family members for the second annual World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims to be held in San Francisco. The memorial will include a walk starting at the 16th Street BART station, ending at City Hall with a vigil and call to action, where members of the public can join the Vision Zero movement. Sunday, Nov. 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Memorial walk starts at 16th Street BART Station, S.F. RSVP.

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SF Urban Film Fest

From Welcome to the SF Urban Film Fest – a film festival focused on URBAN PLANNING, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, and FILM. The goals of the SF Urban Film Fest are to educate the general public on urban planning approaches to urban design problems and questions of social equity and to inspire civic engagement through the most dynamic of visual media, […]
A publicity still for Stylish Spokes, one of the movies shown on the first day of the SF Urban Film Fest, directed by Greg Miller.

SF Urban Film Fest Kicks Off

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. The 4th annual Urban Film Festival, which runs through this coming Sunday, kicked off this afternoon with three documentary shorts, Stylish Spokes, We Are In […]