Sunday Streets – More Information about the Upcoming Physical Recreation Open Space Days on August 31 and September 14
|July 12, 2008||Posted by jamie under Open Spaces||
The Chronicle ran a story about Sunday Streets today. This is a great opportunity for Rincon Hill and other densely populated communities in San Francisco to temporarily have much-needed Open Space for recreational activities. Wouldn’t it be great to rollerblade/skate/skateboard, dance in the street, push the baby stroller without as much car exhaust going into your baby’s lungs, and so on?
Of course, the naysayers with no ideas are already poo-pooing the idea. Some Pier 39 business owners are giving off the message that their businesses will greatly suffer in sales if, for 4 hours on Sunday mornings on two days, their patrons can’t drive a car along The Embarcadero to reach Pier 39 instead of using the alternative route of Van Ness Avenue or one of the other myriad of ways to get themselves over to Pier 39. Such hysterics and bologna … those merchants can bite it if they can’t figure out that their customers can drive up Van ness, Walk, Bike, Ride Muni, ride a ferry boat, or find some other means to get to Pier 39 during those 4 hours on two Sundays. I’ve been to Pier 39 on Sunday mornings … yawn. Alcatraz tours leave from Pier 33 … hello.
Here’s a look at what Bogota, Columbia does to benefit its citizens and their health …. San Francisco can and should do this at least twice a month in my opinion … watch and learn, try it out on August 31 and September 14, and then make your judgement …. Come out and play!