**PRESS RELEASE** San Francisco –Nonprofit Livable City is thrilled to bring over a mile of open space to Folsom Street with Sunday Streets SoMa on Sunday, August 18 from 11am- 4pm. Spanning Folsom from...
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Last month, the Mission’s Borderlands Cafe announced their impending closure. Though there are plenty of coffee shops nearby, the loss of the business struck a chord with the community. “We’re kind of a cafe...
In an increasingly competitive San Francisco – where we all must compete for jobs, seats on the bus or at a cafe, on our sidewalks as pedestrians, and especially for housing (indeed, for space itself), open streets programs create a non-competitive environment.
Sunday Streets brings car-free fun to the Tenderloin and Civic Center on April 14
Open streets programs are a powerful way of modeling a car-free future – exposing people not just to what human-scale public space looks like, but what sustainable transportation feels like.
Human beings have been carving roads and paths for eons, but it’s easy to forget that cars are quite new. Before automobiles, roads were shared spaces – open to pedestrians, vendors and modes of transport like horses and buggies.