Since 2008, San Francisco has celebrated “movement without motors,” closing down streets for pedestrians, bicyclists, and creating a recreation space on some of the biggest roads in the city in an event known as Sunday Streets.
In a press release sent Wednesday, Mayor Lee’s office excitedly announces that this season will be the largest to date.
Says Lee, “We look forward to returning to Chinatown, doing a more frequent Mission route, and adding a new route in the Southwest neighborhoods of our City to bring the benefits of Sunday Streets to more San Francisco neighborhoods.”
This year’s car-less event kicks off Sunday, March 11th along the Embarcadero. Here’s the rest of the schedule, which the Mayor’s office warns us is “subject to change”:
March 11: Embarcadero- Season kick off
April 15: Great Highway/Golden Gate park- new route through the park
May 6: Mission
June 3: Mission
July 1: Mission
July 22: Bayview
August 5: Mission
August TBA: Chinatown
September 9: Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square
October 21: Outer Mission/Excelsior
“Sunday Streets not only showcases San Francisco’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, it is a proven cost-effective way to better health for San Franciscans. We’re committed to ensuring the program’s continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond,” says Lee.