A lot has happened since 2008. Rent and home prices skyrocketed to stratospheric levels. The Mission turned into the Marina 2.0. Historic LGBT businesses continued to close with alacrity. We got a new tower. We opened a transit center. We closed a transit center. On the plus side, San Franciscans have been allowed to break free from sidewalks and take to the streets for a handful of afternoons each year.
Sunday Streets blocks off a stretch of pavement to vehicular traffic for a few hours on Sundays (one to two per month, depending) during the spring and summer months, allowing people to walk, play, eat, dance, and enjoy free games and activities. The end-of-week merriment happens in neighborhoods like Bayview, Dogpatch, the Tenderloin, the Sunset, and Western Addition.
This year’s batch of Sunday Streets neighborhoods and dates have been announced. They are:
March 10 – Mission
March 31 – Excelsior
April 14 – Tenderloin
May 5 – Bayview/Dogpatch
June 9 – Sunset/Golden Gate Park
July 14 – Mission
August 18 – SoMa
September 8 – Tenderloin
September 22 – Western Addition
October 20 – Excelsior
Learn more at Sunday Streets.