Sunday Streets 2012 Season Schedule (subject to change):
· July 22: Bayview/Dogpatch
· August 5: Mission
· August TBA: Chinatown
· September 9: Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square
· October 21: Outer Mission/Excelsior
What is Sunday Streets?
Sunday Streets is a series of events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world. A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a predetermined Sunday.
How much will it cost?
Sunday Streets is free to all participants. Some will enjoy the route by strolling, skating, cycling, or just people-watching. Others will participate in free group events such as tai chi, yoga, aerobics and other activities. These group events will be spaced out along the route. Information on these activities is contained in this website.
Who can participate? Do I have to sign-up?
Bay Area residents of all ages, families, local businesses, and visitors are all invited to join the fun. Come one come all. No sign-ups required. Participants will enjoy this unique opportunity to safely enjoy the streets and explore new neighborhoods. We are working with an array of San Francisco organizations to coordinate activities along the route, so there are sure to be something for everyone!
How will Sunday Streets impact city traffic?
Sunday Streets will be held on Sunday mornings, which is the time during the week with minimal auto traffic. Pilot dates have been selected to avoid overlap with other large events with traffic impacts such as Giants and 49ers games and street fairs. Additionally, the route will be a ‘soft closure’ with cross traffic allowed at a limited number of points along the route and auto access for residents and businesses located within the closed route. This type of closure has worked very well in other cities around the world. Traffic will be monitored so that any traffic impacts can be measured
For information about detours and traffic impacts, please see the detour map contained in this website or call 311.
Who will benefit?
Sunday Streets offers free and fun physical activity space to all San Franciscans and provides open space in neighborhoods that lack such space currently. Local businesses will also benefit from increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic along commercial corridors. The events provide a model of how cities can provide healthy, environmental friendly outdoor activities for their residents.
How can I get involved?
Sunday Streets attracted over 20,000 residents last year. Without the help and support from our volunteers, we would not have made such a positive event a reality. If you are interested in being part of this event, sign up here!