Sunday Streets Is Here to Stay

San Francisco orders nine dates for this year's Sunday streets

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    Josh Keppel
    LeMay said Sunday Streets is "an amazing idea with two big problems, not enough merchant notification (he found out three days before the event)..."

    One of San Francisco's biggest parties is coming back this year.

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the popular Sunday Streets will come back for its third year. Last year the City shut down six miles of bay front roads and turned them into family playgrounds with free bike rentals, yoga classes and more.

    Newsom Monday said the program will return for nine dates and with longer hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). He also said to expect the party to become a permanent fixture in the City.

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    Three and a half miles of the Embarcadero in San Francisco closed for the first Sunday Streets, the city's way to promote safe outdoor family fun.

    San Francisco is looking to extend the street closures into new communities and continue them along routes in the Fisherman’s Wharf/Embarcadero area, Bayview, Mission and Outer Sunset/Great Highway neighborhoods. The City's first Sunday Streets event cost $140,000 and last year officials tried to get sponsors to cover the expenses.

      The proposed dates and locations include:

    • March 14: Embarcadero, starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and PIER 39, south to China Basin and Terry Francois Blvd.
    • April 11: Along the 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 3rd Street from King and 4th (Caltrain Station) to Bayview Playground.
    • May 23: Bayview, in conjunction with the 3rd Street Corridor Project and Bayview Merchant’s Association’s “3rd Street Festival.”
    • June 20: Mission, along Valencia and 24th Streets.
    • July 11: Mission, exact location TBD.
    • August 22: Great Highway/Golden Gate Park.
    • September 19: Western Addition, exact location TBD.
    • October 24: Civic Center/Tenderloin, exact location TBD.