City Announces Sunday Streets 2011 Season
Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and Livable City today announced the schedule for the Sunday Streets 2011 Season, featuring monthly events from March through October.
“Since our first pilot on the Embarcadero in 2008, Sunday Streets has opened up miles of City streets, connected our neighborhoods and brought thousands of families and visitors out to play,” said Mayor Newsom. “Sunday Streets 2011 is sure to be another exciting season with new activities, new programs and new neighborhood events.”
Introduced by Mayor Newsom in 2008, Sunday Streets creates a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active in San Francisco neighborhoods. The program started with two events in 2008 with a 4.5-mile route from Portsmouth Square in Chinatown along the Embarcadero to the Bayview Opera House on 3rd Street. In 2009, Sunday Streets featured six events on four unique routes, including the Embarcadero, Bayview, Mission and Great Highway. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the 2008-2009 Sunday Streets events, in 2010 nine Sunday Streets events were offered, covering five different routes around the city, with longer routes and additional programming hours, and attracting 15,000-20,000 participants per event. Read more.