Join Walk San Francisco, veteran monthly and Peak2Peak walk leader Eric Chase, and urban planner Brian Stokle of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department for a tour of SoMa’s rapidly changing neighborhood, highlighting aspects of the Central SoMa Plan.
Examine recently completed, under construction, and proposed projects in the 260-acre plan area and learn about the new, major transit centers that will improve local connections from SoMa to Downtown, Chinatown, Mission Bay, and beyond for regional transit linkages. To highlight opportunities to improve safety and circulation for the people who live, work, go to school, and shop in SoMa, you will also learn about proposed changes for Howard and Folsom Streets.
The walk will start behind one of the nearly 30 historical landmarks in the plan area, and at one of San Francisco’s most successful public spaces, which was reclaimed from what was once a short, dark alley (refer to WHERE below). Stops, each of which will reference key proposals in the Central SoMa plan, will include stations for the upcoming Central Subway, the Flower Mart development, the 5M (Fifth and Mission) project site encompassing the San Francisco Chronicle Building, and the Caltrain station at 4th & Townsend.
After a stroll through one of the more pedestrian-scaled alleys here, the walk will wrap up at South Park, one of the few open spaces in SoMa and home to the City’s first paved streets and sidewalks.
Optional lunch 21st Amendment.
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear and sunhat as needed
- Stock sunblock, water, and personal snacks