17 Feb, 2010
San Francisco Car Free Sunday Streets Returns March 14, 2010
Recreation and entertainment on normally busy thoroughfares has become so popular that it will now be a tradition in San Francisco in a series of one day events called Sunday Streets. Introduced in 2008 as an incentive for San Franciscans to become more active and healthy, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom invites residents and tourists to experience Sunday Streets in 2010.
The 2010 Sunday Streets season will feature nine dates, longer hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and extend into new communities, in addition to the return of the popular routes in the Fisherman’s Wharf/Embarcadero, Bayview, Mission and Outer Sunset/Great Highway neighborhoods. Proposed dates and locations include:
- March 14: Embarcadero, starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, south to China Basin and Terry Francois Boulevard
- April 11: Great Highway, coinciding with World Health Day’s “1,000 Cities, 1,000 Lives” international event, as one of thousands of cities hosting simultaneous car-free events worldwide
- April 18: Bayview, along Third St. from King and Fourth streets near the Cal train Station to Bayview Playground
- May 23: Bayview, in conjunction with the Third Street Corridor Project and Bayview Merchant’s Association’s “Third Street Festival”
- June 20: Mission St., along Valencia and 24th streets
- July 11: Mission St., (exact location to be determined)
- Aug. 22: Great Highway/ Golden Gate Park
- Sept. 19: Western Addition, exact location to be determined
- Oct. 24: Civic Center/Tenderloin, exact location to be determined
In addition Mayor Newsom and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will introduce a pilot project in one or more neighborhoods to host car-free recreation opportunities on a weekly or monthly basis, similar to the Sunday closure of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Visit:-SundayStreetsSF.com.