Opening streets for San Francisco residents and visitors to get out and bike, walk, socialize and explore
Sunday Streets creates miles of car-free space on city streets for San Francisco residents and visitors to get out and bike, walk, socialize and explore in many of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods. Since the inaugural event in 2008, hundreds of thousands of people have attended Sunday Streets events and the program has become one of the City’s most exciting initiatives promoting benefits such as biking, walking, recreation, and community-building. The SF Bicycle Coalition knows that Sunday Streets routes are a great opportunity to get people new or less familiar with biking to try biking in a fun, safe, environment, and we hear loud and clear from members like you that you want more Sunday Streets in San Francisco.
Volunteer to support Sunday StreetsIf you're interested in volunteering with the SF Bicycle Coalition at Sunday Streets, we have opportunities for trained Bicycle Ambassadors and for folks who want to volunteer with our Freedom From Training Wheels program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for details. We'd love to have your help!
All other Sunday Streets volunteering opportunities are coordinated by Livable City. You can learn more and sign up at SundayStreetsSF.com/volunteer.
Sunday Streets is sponsored by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Livable City, the nonprofit fiscal sponsor of Sunday Streets responsible for the day-to-day management of the program.
San Franciscans want more Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets is a proven success and it’s time to make it a permanent and regular part of the city landscape that residents can rely on. Imagine five years from now when you can step out of your door on any Sunday and bike with your loved ones and hundreds of thousands of other people through every part of the city, enjoying a citywide urban temporal greenway.
Our 2012-2017 strategic plan sets the goal to help create and sustain a citywide network of weekly, seasonal Sunday streets routes that gets 50,000 people new or less familiar with biking, on a bike in San Francisco. Over the past year, our Great Streets Project has been working with Livable City and the SFMTA to move the city towards this goal. We're happy to announce that this Sunday Streets season will include a pilot of four successive monthly events in the Mission, including both 24th and Valencia Streets. Thanks to many meetings with local neighborhood and merchant groups, there is widespread support for this pilot. Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be helping our partners and community groups evaluate this pilot. Meanwhile, we want to work with you to help build support in neighborhoods -- including yours! -- throughout the city to create more, regular Sunday Streets.
Voice your support for a citywide network of weekly, seasonal Sunday Streets!
Send an email to Mayor Edwin Lee and MTA Director Ed Reiskin today to voice your support for a citywide network of weekly, seasonal Sunday Streets. Your voice will help show the huge demand for opening neighborhood streets more often for people to bike, walk, socialize and play safely.
You can use the text below, and email to email@example.com, Ed.Reiskin@sfmta.com, and CC firstname.lastname@example.org:
Sunday Streets 2012
The 2012 Sunday Streets season features 10 events in neighborhoods around San Francisco and includes a pilot of four successive monthly events in the Mission! For more information about the 2012 season of events, visit sundaystreetssf.com
- March 11: Embarcadero- Season kick off
- April 15: Great Highway/Golden Gate park- new route through the park
- May 6: Mission
- June 3: Mission
- July 1: Mission
- July 22: Bayview/Dogpatch
- August 5: Mission
- August 26: Chinatown
- September 9: Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square
- October 21: Outer Mission/Excelsior
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) serves as the lead coordinating and funding city agency for Sunday Streets. The program also receives significant support from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and other agencies within the City and County of San Francisco. Livable City, a sustainable transportation and land use advocacy organization, is the non-profit fiscal sponsor and responsible to manage the day-to-day operations of the program. Until 2013, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition ran the Sunday Streets Volunteer Program. It is now managed by Livable City.