This Week: Disaster Recovery, Drinks and Discourse, State of Biking in SF


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

  • Monday tonight! The Art of Recovery. After the devastating earthquake of 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand, artists and community members began using newly vacant land in the central city for art installations, gardens, and gathering spaces. But the city’s government and private developers have other plans. Join SPUR for a screening of Peter Young’s beautifully illustrated documentary about Christchurch at the historic Roxie Theater. Co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival. Monday tonight! April 24, 6:30 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., SF.
  • Tuesday Drinks and Discourse: Gabriel Metcalf and Tom Wright. The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the San Francisco Bay Area’s SPUR are two of the country’s most well-known urban think tanks. Tom Wright has directed the RPA since 2001 and Gabriel Metcalf has led SPUR since 2000. In the tenth installment of SPUR’s ‘Drinks and Discourse’ series, they discuss the future of cities and their own work and career paths. Tuesday, April 25, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF.
  • Wednesday The State of Biking in SF. With new bike lanes in SoMa and elsewhere, the upcoming bike share expansion, the third year of Vision Zero in effect, and the guerrilla tactics of the SFMTrA, the biking landscape in San Francisco is changing. Come hear an in-depth discussion about the current state of bicycle infrastructure and what’s next for cyclists in San Francisco. Wednesday, April 26, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF.
  • Wednesday SFBC New Member Meet and Greet. Want to find some new folks to bike with? Get to know more about the SF Bicycle coalition? New members who joined SFBC over the past year are invited (and any members who want to get involved are welcome as well). Stop by for snacks, games, and prizes, followed by a short presentation about what SFBC is doing to make San Francisco a safer and more fun place to bike. There’s in-office bike parking, of course. Wednesday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m., San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., SF.
  • Thursday Women Bike Happy Hour – Oakland. Bike East Bay and WOBO are teaming up on this social event. Spend some quality, off-the-bike time with other women who bike, over a cold drink. Any level of rider and all women, trans, and femme folks are warmly welcome. Bring bikey and bike-curious friends! Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wood Bar & Brewery, 1701 Telegraph, Oakland. RSVP on Facebook.
  • Thursday Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project Open House #2. The Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project is intended to make  SoMa safer and more pleasant to walk, bike, shop, and live along Folsom and Howard streets. At this open house, you can review possible designs for Folsom and Howard that were influenced by the feedback received from the project’s first round of meetings. Please join SFBC and SFMTA and share thoughts on efforts to make Folsom and Howard streets safer, more livable and vibrant. Thursday, April 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, 375 7th Street at Harrison Street, SF.
  • Saturday Brew Fest at Sports Basement Berkeley. Sports Basement is hosting the 4th annual Brew Fest at their Berkeley store. A $7 donation to Bike East Bay gets you unlimited tastings from local breweries, including Drake’s, Lagunitas, Strike, Sierra Nevada, Buck Wild, and Headlands. Saturday, April 29th, 3-6 p.m., Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley.

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