This Week: Making Cities Greater, Better Bikeways, Bike Share Community Dinner
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
- Monday/tonight! Making Cities Greater Than Ever. As New York City’s deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding in the Bloomberg administration, Dan Doctoroff accomplished a number of major projects, including the post-9/11 redevelopment of Lower Manhattan. But it was more universal problems, from traffic congestion to climate change, that inspired him to found Sidewalk Labs, a company that works to address urban issues and improve cities around the world. Join him in conversation with Gabriel Metcalf, SPUR’s president and CEO, as they discuss what it will take to better shape the cities of tomorrow. Monday/tonight! Sept. 18, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
- Tuesday Implementing Better Bikeways. Separated bikeways are being installed across the country, including here in the Bay Area. Agencies are experimenting with different approaches to their design. Come for a discussion of the lessons learned from those experiences–including a sneak peak of a new national guidance for bicycle infrastructure design–and explore what is now on the horizon for separated bikeways, including designing for ADA accessibility and protected intersections. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 12:30, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland.
- Tuesday Bike Share Community Dinner/Listening Session. The Scraper Bike Team will be hosting a session on $5 low income bike share membership, community art designs in partnership with BART, potholes, illegal dumping and more. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 81st Avenue Library, Oakland. RSVP.
- Tuesday 10+ Year Member Appreciation Party. If you’ve been a member for ten or more years, please join the SF Bicycle Coalition to celebrate all your membership has accomplished. They’ll have snacks, drinks and valet bicycle parking. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., Z SPACE, 450 Florida Street, S.F.
- Wednesday Bike to the Theater Night – Hamlet. To bike, or not to bike…that is the question. Come out to this special night of theater that’s specifically for people who bike. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a pre-show happy hour from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at A.C.T.’s Sky Bar (inside the Geary Theater) for complimentary beer and snacks. Patrons who bike to the theater receive a special discount on tickets ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, and $10 Balcony) to Hamlet, using code THEATERSFBC online or by phone. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8-10 p.m., ACT Theater – Geary, 405 Geary Street, S.F.
- Saturday Walk San Francisco’s 13th annual Peak2Peak. When you join Walk SF on Peak2Peak, you not only discover hidden stairways, explore new paths, and take in breath-taking vistas, you also meet people who share your passion to make walking in San Francisco safe for everyone, so our community is healthier and more livable. Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Mary’s Square, S.F.
- Sunday Adult Learn to Ride Workshop. SFBC instructors will work one-on-one to teach the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike, as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with tips to continue teaching themselves to ride. Sunday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Waller Street Learning Area, Waller at Stanyan in Golden Gate Park, S.F.
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