[Carfreeliving] Two SPUR forums this month
dave at livablecity.org
Wed Jul 13 09:31:58 MDT 2005
All SPUR forums are held from 12:30 to 1:30 at 312 Sutter at Grant,
fifth floor. Bike parking on the sidewalk.
THIS Thursday, July 14, Reforming Local Interpretation of CEQA
The California Environmental Quality Act was designed to ensure that
policymakers are aware of any significant impacts of projects that
come before them. But the practice of defining "significant"
throughout California, including in San Francisco, has not evolved
with changing environmental values: transit improvements that might
delay cars are deemed a significant impact (therefore requiring
expensive and time-consuming reports), while a road widening would
not be. Tilly Chang, SFCTA deputy director for planning, planner Bill
Wycko from the Planning Department, and Andy Thornley from the
Bicycle Advisory Council will present their efforts to update our
definition of "significant." $5. Free for SPUR members.
No more details at http://www.spur.org/Calendar_Detail.asp?EventID=892
Thursday, July 28 Getting the Parking Right and Creating Complete Streets
Transportation for a Livable City (TLC) recently commissioned SFSU to
undertake two parking studies. What's Parking Got To Do With It?
examines how providing too much parking in new housing results in
higher car ownership rates and increased vehicle congestion. Why
Can't San Francisco Complete Its Streets? examines best practices
from other cities that have successfully implemented "complete
streets" policies. TLC Executive Director Tom Radulovich and the
research teams will present their findings and recommend policy
reforms San Francisco needs to make now to get our parking policies
right. $5. Free for SPUR members.
No more details at http://www.spur.org/Calendar_Detail.asp?EventID=899
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