Emily Balistrieri holds up a stop sign so cars can safely make it through the masses. Balistrieri is a SF Bike Coalition volunteer and this was the first time she volunteered for Sunday Streets.
It's time to come out and play in the streets this Sunday. Don't worry about getting hit by a car, the City has taken care of that.
The Embarcadero will be closed to traffic this weekend as the City's first Sunday Streets event of the year kicks off.
If you can't make it to the zany foot party that takes place this weekend don't worry. There will be nine more dates throughout the year, in different neighborhoods, across the City.
Sunday Streets is when San Francisco closes streets to cars for a few hours to allow residents to have a picnic, enjoy magic show, discover a neighborhood in a new way or enjoy a myriad of other activities the City sets up. It's one of the few days a year that residents can imagine what the City would be like if it was a pedestrian utopia.
The fun kicks off this Sunday at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. A 3.3-mile stretch of the Embarcadero, from China Basin in Mission Bay to Fisherman's Wharf, will be closed for everything from roller skating lessons to Yoga to teaching kids how to ride a bike without training wheels.