Sunday Streets Returns to Bayview/Dogpatch Route this Sunday
Release date: July 19, 2012
*** Press Release ***
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that this Sunday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Francisco’s Sunday Streets will return to the Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods. The Bayview has been a part of the Sunday Streets since the founding events in 2008. Last year the route incorporated the historic Dogpatch neighborhood. As always, this event will feature a full roster of activities, live music, cultural performances and special events.
“Sunday Streets showcases our City’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, and has also proven a cost-effective way to improve the health of San Franciscans,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “We are committed to ensuring the program’s continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond.”
“San Francisco residents, merchants and visitors have enthusiastically embraced Sunday Streets and are consistently asking us for more of these kinds of programs,” said Edward D. Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “These events are a great way to explore areas of the city by foot, bike and transit.”
For the third year in a row, The Third Street Corridor Project, the Bayview Opera House and the Mendell Plaza will host the Bayview Music Festival in conjunction with Sunday Streets. This festival, which will feature live music, arts and local merchant exhibits, will take place on Galvez Avenue off 3rd Street near the Bayview Plaza.
Joe Lee Recreation Center will host arts and craft activities coordinated by BMAGIC, HM-USA’s and KCM’s. The San Francisco Public Library will have the library’s Green Bookmobile stationed at this location throughout the day.
Mendell Plaza will host barbecue sponsored by Frank’s BBQ & Seafood and Shrimp N’ Grits. There will be desserts provided as part of various church cook-offs. More delicious food will be provided by many more vendors.
Sunday Streets in the Dogpatch will feature several activities throughout this historic neighborhood, including a full slate of activities in Esprit Park, as well as arts and crafts and live music at Rickshaw Bagworks on 22nd and Indiana streets.
Sunday Streets July 22 Program Highlights:
Sunday Streets is presented by the SFMTA and Livable City, Sunday Streets’ nonprofit fiscal partner responsible for the day-to-day management of the program. The 2012 season is co-presented by Bank of America. The Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Police Department, Department of Public Works, SF Environment, Department of Public Health and the Recreation and Parks Department provide resources and support for Sunday Streets.
Sunday Streets Program Partners include the YMCA of San Francisco, whose local branches organize youth activities at each event; the California Outdoor Rollersports Association, founded and led by the legendary D. Miles a.k.a. “The Godfather of Skate;” and free bike programs and services provided by Mike’s Bikes, REI and Sports Basement. The following community organizations and businesses join Sunday Streets 2012 Presenting Sponsor Bank of America to provide financial support to Sunday Streets: AT&T, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Bi-Rite Markets, Blue Shield of California, Kaiser Permanente, Recology, Shape Up SF, Simple Mobile, SF Travel, United Healthcare Workers West and University of California San Francisco.
Major in-kind support is provided by The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, which provides emergency medical support, City CarShare provides staff use of their vehicles and Parkwide LLC provides free bike rentals to participants during Sunday Streets and Recology provides waste management at each event. The San Francisco Examiner and Clear Channel Radio are media sponsors. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition runs Sunday Streets’ volunteer program.
Sunday Streets 2012 Season Schedule August to October
• August 5: Mission #4
• August 26: Chinatown/North Beach
• September 9: Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square
• October 21: Outer Mission/Excelsior
For more information about Sunday Streets go to www.sundaystreetssf.com. To volunteer, go to www.sundaystreetssf.com/volunteer. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to www.sfgov.org/311.
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