This Week: Bike Advisory Committee, Telegraph Ambassadors, Civic Center


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

  • Monday/tonight! Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee meets monthly to consider bicycle transportation projects and policies to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the SFMTA, and other City and County agencies. Monday/tonight! August 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.
  • Tuesday Telegraph Ave Street Ambassador Shifts. Help Bike East Bay, the Telegraph Business Improvement District, and the City of Berkeley collect data regarding loading zones. This data will be vital to the commencement of the Southside Complete Streets Project’s second phase on Dana St and Telegraph Ave. Tuesday, August 29, 9-10 a.m. (for a mandatory training session). Telegraph Ave, Between Dwight Way and Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (Ambassadors will be needed on Wednesday as well).
  • Tuesday Public Space and Public Life in San Francisco’s Civic Center. The city has partnered with Gehl Studio on a public life study that will help us better understand how people spend time in Civic Center’s public spaces. Come learn how the results will provide a basis for future design and activation plans to be developed under the city’s Civic Center Public Realm Plan. Tuesday, August 29, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Tuesday The SFBC’s SoMa Member Committee meets every month to talk through the latest street projects in SoMa and strategize how they can hold the City accountable in delivering bike projects. At this meeting they will come up with strategies specific to Folsom and Howard’s approval timelines to make sure that they move forward on time and with little opposition. Tuesday, August 29, 6-7:30 p.m., SF Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St, S.F.
  • Wednesday SFMTA Taylor Street Pop-Up. This pop-up event will help SFMTA determine the best long-term safety improvements for Taylor Street. At the event, we’ll demonstrate how potential features like wider sidewalks, a protected bike lane, and fewer travel lanes could help improve Taylor Street. These ideas will be showcased using temporary physical installations, 3D models and guided tours so you can weigh in. Wednesday, August 30, 12-6 p.m., Taylor Street, between Turk and Eddy streets (west side).
  • Wednesday Exhibition Opening: Urban Sensorium. Will the installation of quiet pavement make the future of Los Angeles less clamorous? How will the replacement of 250,000 streetlights effect the future of New York City at night? Urban Sensorium, a new exhibition in the SPUR Urban Center gallery created by XL, the research and innovation arm of the landscape architecture firm SWA, extrapolates what the future may look like for five major cities — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Shanghai — as each undertakes projects to change a singular urban element that will have potentially significant, long-lasting effects for their metropolis. Wednesday, August 30, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Thursday What’s Parking Got to Do With It? What is the relationship between parking and trip generation, congestion, sustainable streets and project feasibility? A SPUR panel will lay out the facts and attempt to better understand housing’s transportation impacts. Co-presented by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC). Thursday, August 31, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.

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