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Sunday Streets Comes to The Mission

In Community on May 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Mayor Newsom’s fun project to close major boulevards in the City to traffic on selected Sundays will now include streets in the Mission. On June 7 and again, on June 19 parts of 24th street, Valencia and 19th will be closed. This will create a serpentine path connecting Dolores Park with Garfield and Rolph.  This project is sure to be a major hit here in the Mission where the Sunday stroll and biking is such a bib part of who we are

A Community Meeting on Sunday Streets for the Mission will be held tonight 6:30 at the Brava Theatre, 2789 24th street.

....and into the street.

....and into the street.

Here is the compleat invitation from Alex Randolph, Liaison to district 8, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services.

We are reaching out to neighborhood, community and merchant groups with an
update about plans for Sunday Streets 2009. We will have our first
community meeting on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 6:30 pm at the Brava Theater (
2789 24th St between Hampshire St & York St).

The inaugural Sunday Streets events in SF were held August and September of
2008. More than 10,000 people per day came out to run, walk, jog and cycle
along the 4.5 mile car-free route.

Based on this success, we are pleased to announce the return of Sunday
Streets in 2009.  Sunday Streets events this year will be presented by the
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) with the non-profit Livable City
continuing to serve as the fiscal sponsor.  Six events are planned for 2009
in all.  Together, we are working with a broad coalition of community
groups to ensure the continued success of this family-oriented health and
fitness inspired event.

On June 7 and July 19, Sunday Streets comes to the Mission District, with a
route that connects Rolph Park (via 24th Street) to Garfield Park and on to
Dolores Park (via Valencia and 19th streets).

The event hours are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss these plans with your organization
further, and are interested in building strong community support throughout
all of the neighborhoods that the Sunday Streets routes pass through.

If you have further questions, comments please feel free to contact Susan
King at:
sundaystreets@gmail.com or 415-344-0489 x 2

Our website, http://www.SundayStreetsSF.com will also be updated shortly with
further details on the events.

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