This Week: How Many Homes, HSR and San Jose, SFMTA Outreach Tent


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

  • Tuesday How Many Homes Should We Have? The Bay Area’s housing shortage has led many residents to cite affordability as the top issue facing the region. But how much does the Bay Area actually need to build? How much needs to be subsidized and for whom? Where should we build? SPUR’s panel will discuss these questions and more as they attempt to grapple with one of our region’s most pressing concerns. Co-presented by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC). Tuesday, June 27, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Tuesday How Should High-Speed Rail Travel Through San Jose? High-speed rail is a major opportunity to connect important statewide destinations, but how it passes through cities has significant implications for future rail operations and the quality of life for residents who pass under (or over) the tracks. Come learn about the pros and cons of different alignment options being proposed for high-speed rail through San Jose. Tuesday, June 27, 12:30 p.m., SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose.
  • Tuesday 20th Avenue Outreach Tent with SFMTA. The SFMTA Livable Streets project team will have a table set up to collect information about how people walk and bike on 20th Avenue and how conditions could be improved. Please stop by to learn about the upcoming project and tell the City how you feel about walking and biking on 20th Avenue in the Sunset District. Tuesday, June 27, 4–6 p.m., Larsen Park (Corner of 20th and Ulloa), S.F.
  • Wednesday 1-Hour Bike Commuting Basics – Walnut Creek. This indoor class is made possible via a partnership with the Walnut Creek Library. Learn how to outfit your bike, fit a helmet, avoid common crashes, get a green light at traffic signals, and more. For adults and teens, no bike required. Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N Broadway, Walnut Creek.
  • Thursday Haywired. The Haywired project is a major multi-agency planning process to simulate a magnitude 7.05 earthquake scenario and figure out how to prepare the Bay Area for it. The study builds upon understanding of the last large earthquake to occur on the Hayward fault in 1868, but with the realization that modern urban infrastructures are made vulnerable by multiple layers of interdependencies between lifelines. Join us for a look at the scenario and what some of the partners involved are doing. Thursday, June 29, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Sunday Tour to Lake Merritt Oakland. Rich City Rides will lead a bike ride from Richmond to beautiful Lake Merritt in the City of Oakland. This will be an “expert” ride based on the distance: a total of 25-35 round trip miles. Riders are strongly encouraged to bring a riding buddy for support, water, and light snacks. Sunday, July 2, 9-1 p.m. Rich City RIDES, 1500 MacDonald Ave, Richmond.

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