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Sunday Streets Return to San Francisco!

Posted By Moe Beitiks On December 22, 2009 @ 4:30 pm In Green Transportation,San Francisco,Urban design | No Comments

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San Francisco [1] has just announced that it will be continuing its popular Sunday Streets [2] program next year with new dates and locations for 2010! Running for the past two years, the event closes off a series of roads to vehicular traffic and and opens them to street parties, bike-riding, and uninhibited power-walking. Announced by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency [3], the new series of Sunday Streets [2] will expand into new neighborhoods, have longer hours, and will stop traffic on a total of nine days in 2010 as the program settles into a pleasant permanency.

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Next year, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Mission, Bayview, the Great Highway, the Tenderloin and the Western Addition will each be graced with their own car-free days. Streets will be closed from 10am-3pm. We’ve been excited to watch this program grow from two initial dates in 2008 to its current culmination. The City hopes to encourage “car-free” recreation days [4] on a regular basis in some neighborhoods as well, but details on that have yet to be released. In the meantime, we’ll be stretching in anticipation of Sundays.

+ Sunday Streets [2]


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[1] San Francisco: http://www.inhabitat.com/sf/

[2] Sunday Streets: http://sundaystreetssf.com/

[3] San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency: http://www.sfmta.com/cms/home/sfmta.php

[4] “car-free” recreation days: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/20/parking-day-2008/

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