“Green Connections” Meeting, Feb 15 2012

If you’re interested to know what the city is doing with bike lanes, pedestrian traffic and such, they’re holding some public meetings to discuss their plans. The first “Green Connections” meeting is on Feb 15th. Here’s what the email I got said:

Join us for the Green Connections kick-off event to help improve the paths to the City’s parks!

When & Where:
5:30 to 7:30 PM
@ the LGBTCommunity Center, Rainbow Room
1800 Market Street, San Francisco.

Green Connections will increase pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, open space and the waterfront, by re-envisioning City streets and paths as ‘green connectors’that can be built over time.In the first year of the project, the focus will be to map a citywide network. The second year will build on this framework to design green connections in the following six neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunters Point, Chinatown, Potrero Hill, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley and Western Addition.

Get involved! We will host many public events to engage communities in developing Green Connections. Visit the project web site below for project information, events and meetings. Also, sign up for the Green Connections mailing list to keep receiving future e-mail announcements.


It was signed by the SF Planning Department, the SF MTA, and the SF Department of Public Health.

Thanks, Mr Rider-in-the-Fog

Lest anyone think that all I do here is grumble about bicycle riders who don’t stay safe… especially in the fog — I’d like to talk about one I saw this evening.

The sunny afternoon turned to a gray foggy evening. The mist was already wrapping itself around the hillside and trees. And there was this cyclist, working his way up the steep Twin Peaks Boulevard.

  • Wearing a yellow safety vest and a light-colored helmet.
  • With front and rear lights.
  • Staying to the side of the road, and clearly conscious of traffic.

From a grateful motorist: Thank you thank you thank you. May the wind be ever at your back.