Unplug and Play at Sunday Streets

Even though I live in Marin County, I consider the entire Bay Area my backyard. Which is why events in San Francisco, like Sunday Streets, is tops on my personal “must do” list. Sunday Streets is a FREE community event where foot traffic replaces car traffic. The streets are lined with bike riders, roller skaters/bladers, runners, dog walkers, young and old. It is held from March-October at different spots around the great city of San Francisco.

2017 Season Of Events

Mission, March 12th, 11am-4pm, between 14th and 16th and 24th and 26th.

Bayview/Dogpatch, April 9th, 11am-4pm, between 22nd and 25th Streets on 3rd St. and Carroll Avenue.

Tenderloin, April 30th, 11am-4pm, Ellis and Golden Gate Ave.

Golden Gate Park, June 11th, 11am-4pm, Great Highway between Sloat Blvd and Lincoln Way, Lincoln Way to MLK Drive, MLK drive to Bernice Rodgers Way, Bernice Rodgers Way to JFK Dr, and JFK Dr between Bernice Rodgers Way and Transverse Dr.

Mission, March 12th, 11am-4pm, between 14th and 16th and 24th and 26th.

Tenderloin, August 20th, 11am-4pm, on Ellis and Golden Gate Ave.

Western Addition, September 10th, 11am-4pm,  along Fillmore St and Baker St.

Excelsior, October 1st, 11am-4pm, on Mission and Cotter as well as Seneca and Mission.

Sunday Streets originated in Bogotá, Colombia in 1976. There, it is known as “Ciclovía”, a day of free, healthy activities that promote community in public streets. This concept has spread around the world and has been adopted by San Francisco and other cities across the country, openstreetsproject.org. Other Sunday Streets close to home include Berkeley, Oakland and Santa Cruz. Los Angeles has a huge event called CicLAvia (www.ciclavia.org).

Mark your calendar for San Francisco’s Sunday Streets celebrations from 11am-4pm taking place at various neighborhoods around San Francisco. For more information about Sunday Streets in San Francisco visit their website at www.sundaystreetssf.com