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This Week: Transportation Project Costs, Bike Equity, Market Street HUB

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

    • Tuesday Why Do Transportation Projects Cost So Much? Cost overruns seem to be a chronic problem for big transportation projects. How can these costs be reined in? Experts looked at best practices from around the world and will share their thoughts about how we can make cost estimates more realistic and reliable. Co-presented by Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT). Tuesday, March 7, 12:30 pm, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
    • Tuesday Organizing for Bike Equity. Join Bike East Bay for a meeting on equity and transportation justice through bike advocacy; plan on having a tough and engaging conversation. Bike East Bay will provide a light meal and refreshments. Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 pm, Bike East Bay Headquarters, 466 Water St., Oakland.
    • Wednesday Market Street HUB Workshop. The neighborhood known as "The Hub" is included in the 2008 Market and Octavia Area Plan. With major projects planned or already underway, San Francisco Planning is considering making amendments that will help ensure that new growth in the Hub will support the City’s goals for housing, transportation, the public realm, and the arts. This third public workshop will introduce updates to the City’s recommendations for land use, urban form, public realm and public benefits. Wednesday, March 8, 6–8 pm, Red Cross Building, 1663 Market Street (at Gough Street), SF.
    • Friday Bikewinter March Happy Hour. Stop by Zeitgeist for SFBC's Bikewinter March Happy Hour, the last of the season. It'll end around 7:30, a bit earlier than usual, then roll out to Embarcadero BART and join up with East Bay Bike Party! Friday, March 10, 6-7:30 pm, Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St, SF.
    • Saturday SFBC SF to Pacifica Bike Ride for Beginner/Intermediate Riders.  Join the Bicycle Coalition for an out-and-back ride to Pacifica targeted for beginner and intermediate riders. The ride will have periodic stops for riders to regroup. The 3 pm end timing on this event listing is dependent upon the pace of riders. Saturday, March 11, 10-3 pm, California Academy of Science, 55 Music Concourse Dr., SF. RSVP Required.
    • Saturday 8th Avenue Neighborway Project. The SFMTA Livable Streets project team is designing a toolkit of traffic calming measures for the 8th Avenue corridor and surrounding streets. These measures could include traffic or turn restrictions, speed humps, traffic circles, or other elements. There will be a Public Open House meeting on Saturday, March 11, 1-3 pm, Richmond District Public Library/Milton Marks Branch, 351 9th Ave., SF.
    • Sunday Pie Ride. It’s the start of daylight savings time and Pi Day is almost here. This calls for a celebratory bike ride--with pie. Sunday, March 12, 2:30-7 pm. Starts at Mission Pie, 2901 Mission St., SF, and hits various other pie spots along the way. Check SFBC's page for details.

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