This Week: Bay Area Bike Share, Young Professionals, Small Sites
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
- Monday tonight! Bike Share Expansion Workshop: Marina and Cow Hollow. Bay Area Bike Share is expanding ten-fold. Attend this Public Workshop and decide future station locations in the Marina, Cow Hollow, and more. If you can’t make it, suggest a station online. Monday, tonight! Jan. 6–7:30 p.m. North Beach Library Moscone Recreation Center, 1800 Chestnut Street, S.F.
- Monday tonight! Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) SF Bay Kick-Off with BART Director Lateefah Simon. Join YPT for a networking event, featuring a keynote address and question and answer session with Simon, newly elected BART Board of Directors (District 7) and President of the Akonadi Foundation. Sarah Syed, YPT Vice Chair for Communications and principal of Sage Vista will moderate. Hosted by PlanGrid. Monday, tonight!, Jan. 30, 6-8:30 p.m., PlanGrid, 2111 Mission St, #404, S.F.
- Tuesday Small Sites, Big Impact. San Francisco launched its Small Sites Program in July 2014 to fund the acquisition and rehabilitation of five-to-25-unit rental buildings. Participating partners are able to remove these small sites from the market, make important capital repairs, and then restrict them for long-term affordability. To date, the program has assisted 78 units in 13 buildings, with more to come in 2017. Learn about how the program is working, the opportunities for expansion, and how it could be replicated in other cities. Co-presented by ULI San Francisco. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
- Wednesday Using Cap-and-Trade to Improve California’s Transportation. Cap-and-trade is at the core of the state’s climate plan. It sets a price on carbon, which then drives investment in cleaner technology, fuels and energy efficiency. Revenue from this program is being used to provide grants that help modernize bus, rail and ferry systems to reduce the state’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions: transportation. Come learn about these landmark climate programs and what they mean for the Bay Area. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center 654 Mission Street, S.F.
- Wednesday A.C.T. Bike to Theater Night: A Thousand Splendid Suns. Come out to this night of theater that’s specifically for people who bike. There’s a pre-show happy hour from 7-8 p.m. at A.C.T.’s Sky Bar (inside the Geary Theater) for complimentary beer and snacks. Patrons who bike to the theater receive a special discount on tickets ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, and $10 Balcony), using code THEATERSFBC online or by phone. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7-11 p.m. ACT Theater, 405 Geary Street, S.F.
- Thursday What Makes a Great City?. According to noted planner Alexander Garvin, it’s not something physical. His latest book, What Makes a Great City, analyzes this theory and frames it through case studies of some of the world’s best-loved metropolises, including Paris, London, New York and Vienna. Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
- Saturday Duboce Bikeway Mural Cleanup. In 1996, longtime member and SF Bicycle Coalition leader Joel Pomerantz invited Mona Caron, a young artist still in school, to be the lead artist for the Duboce Bikeway Mural. The mural was unveiled on Nov. 21, 1998. Nearly two decades later, this beloved piece of biking history creatively expressing the freedom and imagination of biking from the Bay to the beach needs your help. Along with Joel, the Castro Community Benefits District and local community members, SFBC is inviting you to join in a clean-up day to refresh the mural. Saturday, Feb. 4, 11–2 p.m. The Duboce Bikeway, between Market and Church.
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