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San Francisco’s May Sunday Streets in The Mission

San Francisco Sunday Streets on Valencia in The Mission, May 2011

I had the pleasure of heading up to San Francisco earlier this month, and checked out their version of CicLAvia, which is called Sunday Streets. These Ciclovía events take place in cities all over the world, and each of them is a bit different, based on urban form, distance, frequency, culture, etc. For this article, I’ll mainly just relate my day – and hopefully soon, I’ll write some commentary on some possible lesson learned that I think might work for Los Angeles.  (more…)

May 26, 2011 at 11:36 am 5 comments

Nice San Francisco Ciclovia Time Lapse Video

Take a walk with us through a 2009 San Francisco ciclovia event. Lots of bicyclists and pedestrians enjoying Sunday Streets! Notice the “soft closures” – at major cross streets, the cars cross the route when they have the green light, then folks walk and bike through when the light changes. Enjoy:

and don’t forget to watch our video on Kickstarter! We’re raising $7000 for 7 miles of cicLAvia this September – so please consider making a contribution large or small!

June 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm Leave a comment

Sunday Streets in San Francisco

Ciclovia this Sunday in San Francisco

This weekend the city of San Francisco kicks off the first of its nine scheduled ciclovia events for 2010. They call their ciclovias “Sunday Streets” and one of their taglines is “No Sunday drivers. Guaranteed.” There’s a whole website with lots of specifics and plenty of excellent coverage at San Francisco Streetsblog. Streetsfilms has two excellent short documentary films showcasing past years’ Sunday Streets here1 and here2.

This Sunday March 14th 2010 features an approximately 3-mile street closure opening along the Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to UCSF Mission Bay. Sunday Streets ciclovias then move around to different locations throughout the city more-or-less monthly through October!

Anyone up for putting your bike on the Amtrak Coast Starlight for a little ciclo-tourism? If you happen to head up to San Francisco and walk or ride in their Sunday Streets, please post a comment here and tell us how it went.

(and if you’re in Los Angeles tomorrow – Saturday March 13th – check out a mini-ciclovia-type bike-art-celebration at East Hollywood ArtCycle!)

March 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

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