How Weird Street Faire this Sunday, May 1, 2016!

Marking the kickoff of street fairs and free music performances in SoMa, the 17th Annual How Weird Street Faire happens this Sunday, May 1, 2016 from Noon until 8pm. It is centered at the intersection of 2nd Street and Howard Street.  Learn more here: www.howweird.org Keep reading

Bay Area Bike Share Phase 1 Expansion

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Bay Area Bike Share has existed in a somewhat limited form in San Francisco since August 2013 with about 400 bikes and 35 stations along The Embarcadero, Market Street, 2nd Street, Townsend Street, and Civic Center more or less. If you like it now, you will love it soon as the system increases the number of […] Keep reading

9 years of blogging about the Rincon Hill neighborhood!

Just taking a moment as I try to do every February 28th to recognize that I started this blog on February 28, 2007 because I had just moved to the neighborhood and recognized the need to try to organize neighbors to demand safer streets for pedestrians. We’ve got City Hall’s attention as a neighborhood, but […] Keep reading

Six Possible Touchdowns for Bay Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Ramps

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Essex Street, the Caltrain Paint Yard, Rincon Hill Dog Park, Pier W1 on the Embarcadero across from Pier 28, and other spots are among the 6 locations under consideration by the Bay Area Toll Authority for where a bicycle and pedestrian ramp could feasibly touch down from the western span of the Bay Bridge. On […] Keep reading

Bay Bridge West Span Pedestrian and Bike Path Open House

Here’s the information about the Bay Bridge West Span Pedestrian and Bike Path Open House that starts at 6pm at Pier 1 (Port of SF) meeting room on Wednesday, January 20th: http://mtc.ca.gov/whats-happening/news/bay-bridge-west-span-bike-path-community-meeting-set-jan-20 From the bicycle coalition: The design team working on connecting San Francisco and Oakland with a bicycle and pedestrian path on the Bay Bridge […] Keep reading

Hearing on 100′ zoning change for 160 Folsom

Sharing this notice and template for letters as requested by an involved neighbor.  Here is a sample letter you may use to base your own letter to the Commission upon: DraftLetterToCommissioners_160Folsom   ACTION ALERT: CRITICAL PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, JAN. 19TH NO 100 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT INCREASE FOR 160 FOLSOM WATERFRONT LUXURY CONDOS! On Tuesday, January […] Keep reading

Bay Area Bike Share Expansion – District 6 meeting!

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San Francisco is poised to get 4,500 ADDITIONAL bikes and 40 NEW stations as part of the first Bay Area Bike Share Expansion. Won’t you please come to the District 6 meeting to express interest in making sure we get our share of stations to fill in the gaps to take us to Mission Bay, […] Keep reading

Take the Central SoMa Public Benefits Survey today!

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Happy 2016 friends! Until January 31st, the Planning Department is offering a chance for the public to provide feedback on how approximately $2 billion (if projections come true) should be allocated for public benefits in the Central SoMa upzoning area in South of Market near the new Central Subway line (between Townsend and Market Street, […] Keep reading

Central SoMa Upzoning Plan – SBRMBNA meeting on Monday!

Hi Neighbors, Please join us for a high level discussion about the evolving Central SoMa Plan; its implementation will have a huge effect on the character and services available between 2nd St and 6th/Townsend and Market and there’s still time to influence its outcome. Meeting is at South Beach Harbor Services Building on Monday, November […] Keep reading

Connect with neighbors by joining NextDoor!

NextDoor.com offers a community bulletin board As my schedule is pretty full and this website sometimes suffers lags in attention, I’d like to remind folks that the best way to connect with neighbors around Rincon Hill and nearby is the website and smartphone app NextDoor.  I tend to post things on there more frequently that […] Keep reading

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