Sunday Streets Season Update 5.8.2020

Dear Sunday Streets Fan,

We are saddened to announce the cancellation of Sunday Streets Golden Gate Park on June 7th, Dogpatch/Mission Bay on June 21st, and Mission July 19th. Due to the Bay Area’s shelter in place order and restrictions on large scale gatherings in response to COVID-19, we remain uncertain if hosting Sunday Streets later in the season will be feasible. We will assess and make further announcements in July regarding Fall 2020.

This decision has not been easy. But for now, one-day activations that draw tens of thousands of people to one destination like Sunday Streets pose an unacceptable risk to public health and to the health of our staff, volunteers, programming partners and attendees.

Here at Livable City, we miss the music and dance, we miss children’s laughter, we miss the food and fun, and most of all we miss being in community with you – our neighbors – from all walks of life leisurely enjoying one another in the safety and freedom of miles of car-free streets. We can’t wait to be with everyone in that beautiful open streets state of being again.

Some GOOD NEWS – we will be releasing a program to help residents and commercial corridors create smaller-scale car-free spaces for us all to enjoy safely on a regular basis throughout 2020 and beyond.

If you’re interested in organizing regular car-free time on your block or have ideas on how car-free streets can help your business community, drop us a line! We will need your ideas and passion to envision a new 2020 open streets plan to meet the evolving needs of communities across San Francisco.

Until then, please take care of yourself, your loved ones, and everyone around you so we can all celebrate in car-free streets again soon! 

Thank you for your support, your joy in sharing the streets, and your courage and love through this difficult time. 

Katy Birnbaum and The Livable City Team