Why Does San Francisco Even Try to Have Sunday Streets in the Rain?

Is there a law that says Sunday Streets can never be cancelled or postponed? Apparently:

”’As they say, the show must go on,”’ said Susan King, an organizer of the event.”

O.K., I’ll bite. Why must the show go on?

Anyway, check out what SS exhibitor Renee Lazear thinks:

“Maybe Sunday Streets would consider having another event in April or May since it was such an awful day (not fun riding/walking in the rain, cold & wind) and sounds like many who were exhibiting, including myself decided to cancel.”

Wasn’t it obvious that we’d have rain all during the planned Sunday Streets today?

This skateboard-equipped nuclear family made a go of it for about five minutes today.

Oh well.  Look forward to other SSes in 2010.

CUNX Sunday:

April 18 – Bayview

May 23 – Bayview

June 20 – Mission

July 11 – Mission

August 22 – Great Highway, Golden Gate Park

September 19 – Western Addition

October 24 – Civic Center, Tenderloin

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5 Responses to “Why Does San Francisco Even Try to Have Sunday Streets in the Rain?”

  1. Alex says:

    Brilliant!
    I checked SFGate and on their “Today in the Bay Area” news ticker, the first item was “Share your Sunday Streets Photos.” You should oblige.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I don’t think i’m registered with SFGate.

    The most recent photos are of the Blue Angels? Don’t really get that…

  3. susan says:

    This was the first time in 3 years that Sunday Streets had bad weather. We decided to give it a go since there was no way to cancel it and let everyone know who might show up. A few folks came out, but we decided to pack it in after 2 hours. All sorts of outdoor events in SF go on rain or shine, athletic events, parades, big wheel races, and JFK Drive in GG Park remains car-free on Sundays regardless of the weather. Nonetheless, today’s weather was truly challenging, but there’s no way for us to plan these events around the weather, and moving to another date with an event of this size is a huge challenge.

    Regardless, we are doing it again NEXT WEEKEND, April 18 in the Bayview, so folks who sat out today’s event can experience Sunday Streets soon. Fingers crossed for better weather!

  4. sfcitizen says:

    All right, fair enough. But I’m thinking that the person(s) who had the power to call off the affair early also had the power to handle things in a different way this past weekend…

    The forecast was for a lot more than “a little mist,” of course.

    http://twitter.com/SundayStreets/status/11996551995

  5. M. M. Smith says:

    Are you kidding? Dozens of city employees and volunteers stood in the rain so me and my daughter could ride around alone and unmolested by cars, other cyclists, or pedestrians… For two hours. That’s no boondoggle. It’s called Great Service!