[TLC Member News & Alerts] Livable City events: Safe Routes to school forum * Neighborhood Parks Gala * SF people count
tom at livablecity.org
Wed Oct 5 18:24:37 MDT 2005
GETTING SAN FRANCISCO'S KIDS TO WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL
Thursday, October 6, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
SPUR, 312 Sutter Street (at Grant), Fifth Floor.
Anyone passing by a school in the morning hours has seen the
congestion, illegal maneuvering, and dangerous conditions that
parents create as they drop off their children. Despite the positive
benefits of walking or biking to school, many students are driven
instead because of the real and perceived danger parents feel about
their child as a pedestrian. San Francisco is not the only region
dealing with this issue and we have much to learn from other
communities in the Bay Area and around the world. Carmen Oleksinski,
a Transportation for a Livable City policy associate and U.C.
Berkeley city planning student, will present the findings and policy
recommendations from her upcoming paper for TLC on the issue.
SPUR is located close to the Powell Street BART/Muni station and
several Muni lines. Feel free to bring a lunch. SPUR Forums are open
to the public, free for SPUR members and $5 for non-members.
NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS GALA: LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Tuesday, October 11th, 6 to 9 PM
The Neighborhood Parks Council is one of TLC's favorite
organizations, and contributes greatly to making San Francisco a more
livable city. NPC hosts its annual gala fundraiser at a different
neighborhood park each year, and this year's event, "Light Up the
Night," will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11th in
Lafayette Park. More than 400 guests are expected to attend. Artship,
the performance troupe directed by Slobodan Dan Paich, will create an
enchanting atmosphere with dance and musical entertainment specially
created for this gala fundraiser. Local restaurants and vineyards
will be serving their finest offerings. All proceeds benefit NPC¹s
volunteer stewardship program, and help ensure a legacy of
outstanding parks throughout the city.
Tickets for this magical engagement are $125; they are available
online at www.sfneighborhoodparks.org or by calling (415) 621-3260.
SAN FRANCISCO PEOPLE COUNT
October 18, 2005
San Francisco's Department of Public Health is asking for volunteers
for San Francisco’s first People Count on October 18, 2005. The
project needs volunteers to collect pedestrian counts in seven
different neighborhoods through the city. For few hours, DPH will ask
volunteers to adopt sidewalk segments and count people in a two block
radius. Each volunteer will be assigned a customized route and
training on how to count people. Food and refreshments will be
provided. This project is part of DPH's ongoing project of expanding
our understanding of a more holistic approach to street design can
improve mental and physical health, support community health and
vitality, and enhance the local and global environment.
If you are interested in volunteering in this event, please contact
Cyndy Comerford, Health Program Planner at the Department of Public
Health, at (415) 252-3989 or via email at cyndy.comerford at sfdph.org.
Transportation for a Livable City
995 Market Street Suite 1550
San Francisco CA 94103
tom at livablecity.org
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