Sunday Streets Season Update 3.11.2020

Mary Strope

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**PRESS RELEASE**

San Francisco – Based on updated health information and recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), nonprofit Livable City is cancelling the upcoming Sunday Streets dates:

  • Sunday Streets Excelsior on March 29
  • Sunday Streets Tenderloin on April 19
  • Sunday Streets Bayview on May 3

In partnership with SFMTA, SFDPH, community partners and sponsors, Livable City is currently drafting a revised season schedule of 11 events to take place between June and November 2020, to be released at the end of March.

“This was a difficult decision to make,” said Sunday Streets Director Katy Birnbaum. “After a lot of consideration, we determined this is the best way to ensure we have time to plan successful events and serve our most vulnerable communities.”

Sunday Streets is a public health program with a mission to serve vulnerable populations and neighborhoods most lacking in open space and recreational opportunities. As such, Sunday Streets attendees, staff, partners and volunteers are part of the vulnerable groups endangered by COVID-19, as well as key to the success of the program.

Each Sunday Streets event takes extensive planning, meetings and partnerships. This decision was made to ensure that all Sunday Streets events take place with the stakeholder partnerships and involvement that make up the program, as well as ensure that enough time and work is put into the planning necessary to create a mile-plus community celebration.

In alignment with the program’s mission, and in consideration of those we serve, Livable City will not move forward with planning or hosting Sunday Streets events during this period.

Livable City’s first priority is the health and wellness of our community and we look forward to bringing a season of open street events later this year. In the meantime, stay safe and be well.

About Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from the Department of Public Works, Recreation & Parks Department, SF Police Department, SF County Transportation Authority, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and her offices and the SF Board of Supervisors.