Via Steve Rhodes (who’s Everywhere You Want To Be) – click to expand
I’m sure there’s a story behind this…
This AM, the mayoredlee website was just a plain white page with a Google Analytics account embedded.
But look at it now:
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Donate if you want but he won’t win.*
The second Sunday Streets at Ocean Beach in 2009 went off without a hitch over Labor Day weekend. There was a bigger fog situation and a smaller crowd this go around, but that was to be expected.
The Yelpers loved it, anyway.
So let’s give kudos to Mayor Gavin Newsom for enabling Sunday Streets in San Francisco. Read all about it, below.
See you next year!
“MAYOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCES SUNDAY STREETS BECOMES PERMANENT PROGRAM”
“San Francisco, CA—Days before the final 2009 Sunday Streets event on
September 6, Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the continuation of this
popular event as a permanent program in San Francisco.
“This Sunday’s event is the finale for 2009, but Sunday Streets will be
back in 2010 with more routes, longer hours, more San Francisco
neighborhoods and more programs at each event,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom.
“We have created a new tradition in San Francisco that will improve our
quality of life for years to come.”
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), co-sponsor of
Sunday Streets 2009, will be the lead agency for the Sunday Streets program
starting in 2010. The San Francisco Mayor’s Office will continue to provide
leadership support for the program, and Livable City, a sustainable
transportation advocacy non-profit, will continue as the fiscal sponsor.
“The SFMTA has been proud to join with our City partners and Livable City
to promote healthy family outdoor activities this summer. Working together
on programs like Sunday Streets, we can increase the use of sustainable
transportation to protect the environment and to ensure the City’s
sustainability for future generations,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., SFMTA
Sunday Streets creates safe, fun car-free space on City streets that give
San Francisco residents and visitors an opportunity to get out and get
active. Temporarily closing some streets to automobile traffic opens them
to people for walking, cycling, skating and playing. Sunday Streets events
create a stronger sense of community in every neighborhood they touch and
throughout the City.
San Francisco’s program began in 2008 with two inaugural events. This year
Sunday Streets featured six events along four different routes throughout
the City: April 26 from Fisherman’s Wharf to AT&T Park along The
Embarcadero; May 10 from AT&T Park to the Bayview neighborhood along the
Bay Trail; two events in the heart of the Mission District on June 7 and
July 19 (the latter coincided with the SF Symphony’s free concert in
Dolores Park); and the last two near the ocean, with a route through Golden
Gate Park and along the Upper Great Highway on August 9 and September 6.
Sunday Streets Main Event Area: Lincoln Way at the Great Highway
Kid’s Activities: Main Event Area (Lincoln/ Great Highway) and Great Highway at Sloat
Presented by the YMCA of San Francisco, and Stonestown Family YMCA
Fitness: “Athletes Burn Rubber”
Human tire pull with live music by the Brothers Comatose
Presented by Bianchi Fitness
Pets: MLK/South Drive near corner of Lincoln Way and MLK/South
Presented by Happy Hounds Massage
Roller Skating: JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, near 6th Ave
Presented by RollerSoccer International Federation
Dance: 2 locations: Lincoln at Great Highway and JFK Drive at 10th Ave in Golden Gate Park
Presented by Cheryl Burke Dance, Boomercize (Great Hwy) and Lindy in the Park (GG Park)
Yoga and Martial Arts:
MLK Drive near Lincoln in GG Park
Presented by Riptide (Taraval), Rock the Bike and Young Performers International (GG Park)
Rivera Seawall, Taraval Street Fair, Golden Gate Park/MLK
Taraval Street Fair: Taraval Street between 46th and 47th Avenues
Presented by the Riptide
Bike: Taraval and Upper Great Highway
Presented by the Presidio Community YMCA Bike Program and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
For more traffic and transit information, go to: www.sfmta.com
The intersection of Great Highway at Lincoln will not be open to vehicle traffic on Sept. 6 from 10 am – 2 pm.
Here’s the heart of the party, at the intersection of Lincoln and the Great Highway in the outer Outer Sunset. Click to expand:
Even auslanders came into The City yesterday to enjoy the Sunday of limited car access:
Electric bikes everywhere in Golden Gate Park, for rental, for purchase, whichever:
Plenty of young families made the scene:
Aikido in the Park? Mochiron, tomodachi:
It was just a little foggy out near the blue Pacific…
…but the fog umbrellas proved useful:
Hey, it’s District 6 Supervisor-Elect Debra Walker getting her ride attention at the free Sports Basement temporary fix-it shop:
So my Kawasaki Ninja (I kept telling them that it’s just a 600) isn’t welcome but this gas-powered “go-ped” is? Mmmmm
A tow is always nice when you’re skateboarding on the Great Highway:
Plenty of engineers around…
Yes DPW was fairly agressive about getting traffic moving again at 2:00 PM and yes, some cars trying to get across GGP were a-honking after waiting a while for the flow of bikes to stop, but all in all, everything seemed to work out.
See you again on September 6, 2009!
San Francisco District One Supervisor-Elect Eric Mar continued his Victory Tour through the Richmond District over the weekend at Yet Wah Finest Chinese Restaurant on Clement Street. The crowd of hundreds under the disco ball included current Supervisors, Supervisors-Elect and Supervisors yet to be.
Where’s Waldo? Click to expand: