Wiggle to the Woods
Join Amber Hasselbring, director of Nature in the City, and Elizabeth Stampe, Walk SF’s previous director, as you follow the Cedar Waxwing route to envision what a “Green Connection” will look like, and learn about other greening and traffic-calming projects, which are already transforming the route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park.
Green Connections is a 20-year city plan to create a citywide network of streets that help connect people to parks, open space, and the waterfront. The plan includes 25 routes, each named for a special San Francisco species or natural habitat.
The walk will start in front of Market Street Cycles and head west to the Wiggle. A guest speaker from the SFPUC (Public Utilities Commission) will share the latest on the agency’s Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor project to add “rain gardens” along the streets here. Next, there will be a stop by the site of the Adah Bakalinsky Steps, a new Nature in the City project named for the city’s stairway-walk guru, and a visit to two wild oak woodlands right in the urban center of the San Francisco: one in Buena Vista Park and another in Golden Gate Park.
The walk will end at Velo Rouge Cafe, for an optional beer or snack.
Saturday, March 22
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Market Street Cycles (1592 Market Street at Page)
Review these tips before you RSVP.
- Two and half mile, two and a half hour walk includes stair climbing, paths and two elevation changes
- Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes with good treads
- Carry raingear and sunhat as needed – we’ll go ahead rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions
- Bring sunblock, water, and personal snacks
Please arrive promptly by 1:00 p.m. to sign in.
This walk is free for Walk SF and Nature in the City members; $10 for non-members.