Folsom and Howard Streetscape Project Community Open Houses

These open houses, scheduled for December 8th and December 10th, relate to plans for Folsom Street west of 2nd Street and Howard Street west of 3rd Street. From Paul Stanis, Associate Engineer with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Email: or phone: 415.701.5396 There will be two sessions for the open house. The […] Keep reading

Rincon Hill Streetscape Prioritization Survey

Please visit to take a survey for San Francisco Public Works about the prioritization of the next streets to be improved in Rincon Hill (closes November 17, 2016). From Kelli Rudnick at SF Public Works: The Rincon Hill neighborhood continues to grow and change and the City is currently implementing two streetscape projects in the area.  […] Keep reading

Harrison and Fremont Streetscape Project Meeting! October 5th!

Please join your neighbors for an update from the San Francisco Public Works department about the Harrison Street and Fremont Street Projects on October 5, 2016 at 6pm at the South Beach Harbor Services Community Room between Pier 40 and AT&T Ballpark.     Keep reading

Guy Place Park Update – A Green Oasis for Rincon Hill Residents and Visitors

The Rincon Hill community will be a little bit closer to getting a long-awaited park at 4-8 Guy Place after the Recreation and Parks Department’s second shot of getting bids to build the project closes on August 17, 2016. The first round yielded bids above the engineer’s cost estimates, thus the second attempt to get […] Keep reading

Bay Area Bike Share Expansion Meeting – Western SoMa

Western SoMa Bike Share Workshop (Facebook) Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Sessions at 6pm and 7pm Gene Friend Recreation Center 270 6th Street, San Francisco To request special accommodations for a workshop, please call 415-802-1979 at least 72 hours in advance. Para obtener información en español sobre la reunión o si quisiera pedir asistencia con idiomas, por favor llame al 415-802-1979 con […] Keep reading

Happy Pride 2016!

Have a safe, happy day celebrating love and pride! The parade starts at Beale and Market Streets at 10:30am. Keep reading

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: Keep reading

Bay Area Bike Share Phase 1 Expansion

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

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

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