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Creating Green Connections with Friends of the Urban Forest
March 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Walk San Francisco’s neighborhood organizer, Josie Ahrens and Friends of the Urban Forest’s Education Coordinator, Alex Javier, to explore parks, sidewalk gardens, public street art, and community spaces along one of the 24 citywide routes that make up the 115 mile “Green Connections” network planned for San Francisco.
Walk leaders will highlight what a network of walkable, traffic-calmed streets could offer and invite you to envision ways to transform your neighborhood. By showcasing not only gardens that divert and capture stormwater, but also way-finding signs, and pedestrian and bicycle amenities like painted crosswalks and bicycle lanes, you will learn how turning a street into Green Connection can make your travel along it, not only safer, but also more welcoming and enjoyable.
You can help bring the benefits of nature onto your neighborhood streets by urging the City to make improvements that prioritize traffic safety, walkability and sustainability, like installing pedestrian crossing signals with more time for people walking, building raised crosswalks and bulb-outs to make people walking more visible while also reducing crossing distances, and adding sidewalk treatments like bio-swales.
Learn more at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Green Connection Open House at John Muir Elementary School, on March 15, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. or at the Page Street Green Connections project.
When: Walk SF’s monthly members walk begins on Sunday, March 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – walk will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather.
Where: Seep City Map by Thinkwalks
What to bring:
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear and sunhat as needed
- Stock sunblock, water, and personal snacks
Entrance Fee: FREE for Walk SF members; $10 minimum donation per person for non-members.