The Spirit of Sunday Streets Lives On

We have some bittersweet news to share from the Sunday Streets program.

The sad news
Based on current health directives and capacity constraints across the board with city, private, and nonprofit partners, Livable City is cancelling all previously planned Sunday Streets events for the 2020 calendar year.

The good news
We are directing remaining resources to create a series of regularly occurring street closures in neighborhoods that need more access to open space and have historic need for economic development resources. While these street closures will be missing the pizazz and sheer volume of activities of Sunday Streets, they will provide needed breathing room and opportunities for local businesses.

Walkway Weekends on Grant Ave. between California and Washington streets.

We’ve already assisted Chinatown in launching street openings on Grant Ave every Saturday and Sunday through Sept 20. In addition, we are working with partners in SoMa, the Tenderloin, the Excelsior, and Bayview to reveal community serving street programs there soon. And we’ve also launched “What’s Open SF” to help small businesses to improve their online visibility!

Follow What’s Open SF on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Though the pandemic has upset our plans to host 11 Sunday Streets this year, we are proud to continue the work of supporting our most vulnerable communities with community building, regularly occurring access to street openings and small business support.

Please stay tuned for updates, and feel free to contact us with questions or just to say hello.

Thank you for caring about the health and vitality of our neighborhoods.

Katy Birnbaum