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This Week: Spare the Air, Motivating Movement, Haight Plan

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

    • Tuesday A New Plan to Spare the Air. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has a new report on climate change. It looks at the expected effects on the Bay Area and lays the groundwork for building a post-carbon economy. It also prescribes air quality standards and seeks to eliminate current health risk disparities from pollution in the Bay Area. Co-presented by Young Professionals in Energy (YPE). Tuesday, March 14, 12:30 pm, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF.
    • Tuesday Motivating Movement. Before he ran Motivate, the company responsible for bike-sharing programs around the country (including the Bay Area), Jay Walder ran the subway and urban rail systems of New York City and Hong Kong and was part of the team at London’s transportation agency. Hear him speak about the role of bikes, and bike-share, in our cities and what he learned while at the helm of some of the world’s biggest transit systems. Co-sponsored by Young Professionals in Transportation. Tuesday, March 14, 6 pm, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
    • Wednesday Lower Haight Public Realm Plan Open House. Join San Francisco Planning and SFMTA to learn more about two community-based proposals to improve the streets, sidewalks, and public places in your neighborhood. Wednesday, March 15,  6–7:30 pm, John Muir Elementary School, 380 Webster St, San Francisco. Details & RSVP.
    • Wednesday Balancing Arts and Codes. In the wake of the Ghost Ship fire it became evident that many of Oakland’s arts spaces require upgrades to conform to modern building and fire codes. Intersection for the Arts and SPUR are joining forces to present a series of events on safe arts spaces in Oakland. In the first session of the three-part series, they will look at current spaces that may be shut down. Wednesday, March 15, 6 pm, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
    • Saturday Hairball Bike Ride with City Staff. Join the SF Bicycle Coalition and city staff on a bike ride of the Hairball to talk through the different bike improvements coming to the area. This will be an opportunity to hear directly from city planners about what changes will be happening in the near and long term. It’ll also be an important venue for them to gather feedback from SFBC members who ride the Hairball often. Saturday, March 18, 11 am-12 pm, meeting at the entrance to the Hairball on eastbound Cesar Chavez. RSVP here.
    • Sunday Creating Green Connections with Friends of the Urban Forest. Join Walk San Francisco’s neighborhood organizer, Josie Ahrens and Friends of the Urban Forest’s Education Coordinator, Alex Javier, to explore parks, sidewalk gardens, public street art, and community spaces along one of the 24 citywide routes that make up the 115-mile “Green Connections” network planned for San Francisco. Sunday, March 19, 10 am-12 pm, corner of McAllister and Broderick, SF. RSVP Required.

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