Sunday Streets Return to the Mission this Sunday
Release date: April 12, 2013
*** Press Release ***
Note: Sunday Streets Mission Route Map (.pdf) attached.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the city, today announced that the second Sunday Streets event of the season will take place this Sunday, April 14, in the Mission District. The 2.2-mile route (Valencia Street between Duboce Avenue and 24th Street and 24th Street between Valencia and Hampshire streets) is the most popular Sunday Streets route, attracting crowds as large as 75,000.
“Sunday Streets, now in its sixth season, has grown exponentially, thanks to the many city agencies and staff, non-profit partners, financial sponsors and activity leaders whose collective contributions have created one of the most robust car-free streets programs in North America,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
The Sunday Streets 2013 season features several events taking place from March through October along routes of two to five miles in length all over San Francisco. The events transform our city streets into open spaces for everything from yoga to roller disco to first bike riding lessons.
“As the lead agency for Sunday Streets, the SFMTA plans to continue to offer this program as a way to help residents and visitors get out and be more physically active, explore new areas of the city as well as provide an economic boost to small businesses in host Sunday Streets communities,” said Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “Sunday Streets promotes sustainable transportation and helps lead the way for other kinds of car-free initiatives in San Francisco and beyond.”
Sunday Streets is presented by the SFMTA and Livable City the program’s non-profit partner responsible for the day-to-day operations. The Mayor’s Office, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, San Francisco Police Department, Department of Public Works (DPW), Department of Public Health, Recreation & Parks Department, and other city agencies provide leadership and resources to sustain this popular family friendly program.
A range of non-profit partners and corporate sponsors provide essential support for Sunday Streets, including: the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, YMCA of SF the California Outdoor Rollersports Association. Free bike rentals and repairs are provided by Parkwide LLC Bicycle Rentals, and sports retailers Mikes Bikes, REI and Sports Basement provide free bike tune-ups at every Sunday Streets.
In kind support also comes from the Bay Area Chapter of American Red Cross, who provide emergency medical support, City CarShare provide free memberships and use of their vehicles for Sunday Streets staff. Major media support is provided by Clear Channel Radio and The San Francisco Examiner, Johnny Funcheap joins Sunday Streets as an online and social media partner.
Major funding for Sunday Streets is provided by: AT&T Bank of America, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, The Exploratorium, Kaiser Permanente, Recology, The Seed Fund, United Health Care Workers- SEIU, Shape Up and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Federal Credit Union, United Health Care Workers-SEIU, University of California, San Francisco. Mission Sunday Streets sponsors include BART, The New Wheel Electric Bikes, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, Voots fruit snacks and the California Endowment.
Valencia—Duboce Avenue to 15th Street
Valencia—15th Street to 17th Street
Valencia—18th Street to 20th Street
Valencia—21st Street to 24th Street
24th Street—Valencia to Treat
24th Street—Treat to Harrison
24th Street—Harrison to Hampshire
Sunday Streets 2013 Season Schedule July to October
For more information about Sunday Streets go to www.SundayStreetsSF.com. To volunteer, go to www.SundayStreetsSF/volunteer.com. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to www.sfgov.org/311.
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