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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.

Program Highlights

Valencia—Duboce Avenue to 15th Street

  • CrossFit Alinea
  • Earth Tribe Yoga classes at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Music by SF Rock Project
  • Free bike rentals provided by Parkwide, LLC
  • BuildOn kid’s activities- “Dance n’ Spell Booth, Alphabet Hopscotch, Bean Bag Spell Toss and more
  • SF Pain Management physical therapy demonstrations and free blood pressure screenings
  • YMCA Mission to provide kids’ activities, games, face painting, hula hoops and more
  • Rainbow Grocery Co-op to offer free healthy snacks

Valencia—15th Street to 17th Street

  • Bicis del Pueblo- Spanish workshops, bike repair, skill share, bike raffle, music, by Candelaria
  • Community organization outreach and information
  • Laughing Lotus Yoga- free yoga
  • Playworks games for kids

Valencia—18th Street to 20th Street

  • Pet programs- information and services for our four-legged friends
  • Mission Bicycle presents “How to build a bike” workshops, live music
  • Nexus ArtReach live painting, interactive projects for kids, photo booth
  • Bay Area Hoopers- free hula hoop lessons and playing all day
  • Radio Valencia live broadcast and music
  • Mission District Micro talks by Thinkwalks 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Integral Yoga Institute- free Yoga

Valencia—21st Street to 24th Street

  • Live music by Collision 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
  • Batala SF, Brazilian percussion band 1 to 2 p.m.
  • ABADA Capoera 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Funkytown Roller Disco free music, lessons, skates provided by D. Miles, aka “The Godfather of Skate”
  • Swing Dance lessons with Cat’s Corner & Swing or Nothing
  • SF Bicycle Coalition’s ‘Freedom From Training Wheels’ bike course
  • Sunday Streets sponsor area, Bi-Rite Markets free healthy snacks, Voots healthy snacks, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, City CarShare, AT&T

24th Street—Valencia to Treat

  • Dia de Los Ninos presented by Mission Public Library (Bartlett)
  • Mission Cultural Center performances (west BART Plaza)- DJ Will Papin, Danza Azteca, Zumba by Brenda Perdue, Misa Negra, Repore Ilegal, DJ Ko and Susana Youth Latin Ensemble
  • BB Connection Dance lessons and performance (east BART Plaza)
  • BRAVA Theater Outdoor Dancing space

24th Street—Treat to Harrison

  • Leadership High – free college readiness counseling
  • Art Everlasting Love Artists Co-op performances – Imperial Pints, Blag Dahlia, special acoustic performance by members of legendary punk band the Dwarves 3:00 PM
  • Free Bike repair by Mike’s Bikes at Harrison and 24th

24th Street—Harrison to Hampshire

  • Live music by surf rockers the Hiwatters (Florida)
  • Casa Sanchez presents Thunder Blue Jam
  • Brava Theater live music

Sunday Streets 2013 Season Schedule July to October

  • June 9: Bayview/Dogpatch
  • July 7: Great Highway/Golden Gate Park
  • July 28: Mission #2
  • August 18: Tenderloin/Mid Market
  • September 8: Western Addition
  • September 29: Outer Mission/Excelsior
  • October 27: NEW Richmond District

For more information about Sunday Streets go to To volunteer, go to www.SundayStreetsSF/ For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to

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