by Elisa Chavez The last time I can remember visiting New York, I was sixteen years old and staying in the southernmost tip of Manhattan. The entire city seemed like a blur of fast walkers, overpriced boutiques, and homicidal taxis, and I decided then and there that I could never, ever, ever live someplace that was quite so overwhelming. Last week, I got on a plane and flew out to NYC [...]Read more ›
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San Francisco,Â Residents enjoy the clear streets in San Francisco’s Mission District Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of Sunday Streets to the streets of San Francisco with a full schedule of car-free events, starting Sunday, March 20 th , along the Embarcadero and a new Chinatown-North Beach route this summer. Â The inaugural event held along the Embarcadero for the fourth year in a row marks the beginning [...]Read more ›
Sunday Streets removes cars from San Francisco streets for a few hours on Sunday to create a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and explore new San Francisco neighborhoods. The two inaugural Sunday Streets events in 2008 attracted thousands. In 2009, Sunday Streets returned with six events, each drawing bigger and more enthusiastic crowds. Now in its 3rd year, the program enjoys strong support from participants, program [...]Read more ›
Sunday Streets: A New Mission from NENtv on Vimeo. What happens to a neighborhood when streets are transformed from car corridors into pedestrian spaces? San Francisco’s “Sunday Streets” program is the city’s biggest experiment to transfer more of the public realm to people – pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters. At each event, several miles of roads are closed to traffic and opened for walking, riding, and activities such as dance [...]Read more ›
Adam Greenfield, NEN Media Director [Our visit to Sunday Streets in the Mission is now a NENtv video episode! Watch it here. Our second NENtv Sunday Streets video "Is Sunday Streets Good or Bad for Local Businesses?" is also now online.] Back in 1974, when the US and other so-called developed countries were going full steam on the automobile-enabling binge of the twentieth century, Bogota, the capital ofÂ Colombia, did [...]Read more ›