Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Ciclovía

Livable Streets Expert Enrique Peñalosa Comes to San Francisco

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San Francisco’s livable streets advocates have a chance to participate in a public forum tomorrow with Enrique Peñalosa, who, as mayor of traffic-clogged Bogotá, Colombia, implemented a s⁞weeping set of improvements to transit and the pedestrian realm. A public plaza in Bogotá, Columbia. These initiatives include the Ciclovia, a model for San Francisco’s own Sunday […]

Great Streets Project Hires Director, Hits the Streets Running

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Flickr photo: JaimeAndreu Yesterday marked an important day for livable streets in San Francisco. In coordination with the Castro Street CBD, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, and the Mayor’s Office of Greening, the nascent Great Streets Project (GSP) co-hosted a roundtable discussion about how to start and manage successful public spaces, with particular emphasis on the proposed […]

Bayview Merchants Hopeful Sunday Streets Will Bring Business

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A block of predominantly female-owned businesses that will participate in Sunday Streets It’s been reported that the Fisherman’s Wharf merchants who vocally opposed Sunday Streets along the Embarcadero last year now proclaim their support for the day and are programming numerous events to coincide with the street closures this Sunday. But merchants in Bayview never […]

Good Roads?

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I just finished an interesting journey that took me to the World Social Forum at the mouth of the Amazon River system in Belem, Brazil, and then to Los Angeles and finally home, just in time to attend a presentation last night at CounterPULSE of Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes III. The show consists of rare […]