Sunday Streets Excelsior Closes Out the Year with Senior Pedicabs and Rose Anne Harris Pet Parade

Sunday Streets Excelsior by Young Chau

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Mary Strope

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San Francisco – Sunday Streets 2019 season concludes in the Excelsior on October 20 from 11am-4pm, when Mission Street from Silver to Geneva Avenue becomes a temporary park and brings a season of open space to a close. The celebration includes free pedicab rides for seniors and people with disabilities, and the Rose Ann Harris Pet Parade will honor the beloved neighborhood activist and animal lover.

Funded through a community action grant from the Excelsior Collaborative, the pedicabs will offer free rides for seniors and people with disabilities to tour the car-free route.  Known for its high percentage of multi-generational families, the median age in the Excelsior is nine percent higher than the San Francisco average.

Along the car-free route, the SF Public Library’s Excelsior Branch will hold their Tricycle Music Fest featuring The Alphabet Rockers and Flying Angels Chinese dance troupe.  At the southern end, dance in the streets to live music onstage from the Excelsior Outer Mission Merchants Association’s (EOMM).  Visit Activity Hubs at Cotter, France and the Persia Triangle, where residents of all ages can experience a pop-up community park.

At France Street, enjoy a Market Square and Picnic Grounds, and pick up a Common Cents Passport at a Sunday Streets Info Booth to get stamped (and win prizes from!) local businesses. Keep the fun going with the Explore Local Guide, featuring neighborhood organizations, art spaces and small businesses treasures, available at Info Booths. All programs are funded through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) Invest in Neighborhoods (IIN) programs.

Project experts from SFMTA and Vision Zero will be on hand throughout the season, providing neighborhood residents and visitors direct access to transit planners and ambassadors dedicated to sustainable streets in the Excelsior.

The Sunday Streets 2019 season is made possible by the following season sponsors: Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), Mission Housing Development Corporation, San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFPUC), Genentech, Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Sutter/CPMC, Baywheels, Clif Kid, iHeartMedia, Skip, Sutter/CPMC, iHeart Media, Jump Bikes and Xfinity/Comcast and event sponsors The Excelsior Collaborative and Boosted

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.

For more information about Sunday Streets, including the Sunday Streets event activity guide, visit: www.SundayStreetsSF.com. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 511 or go to www.sfmta.com

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