Sunday Streets Bayview

Mary 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

In 2020, a brand-new route comes to the Bayview, with open streets for all on Oakdale, Revere, Lane, Keith, Carroll, Ingalls, Bancroft and Arelious Walker. Though the Bayview has been part of Sunday Streets since its inception in 2008, this year marks the first time the route is dedicated exclusively to the neighborhood. 

Sunday Streets Bayview aims to connect residents from Huntersview and Alice Griffith housing to neighborhood parks and the commercial corridor, help new and old Bayview residents find convenient shopping destinations, and engage diverse local organizations, small businesses, residents, and faith communities by coming to their front door. 

The car-free route will link residential streets with neighborhood hubs, including George Carver Elementary, the Bayview Opera House/Mendell Plaza, Martin Luther King Park, Egbert Ave/Sprayview and Alice Griffith / Gilman Park.

The ethnically diverse Bayview has the highest percentage of multi-generational homes in San Francisco. Many were built during the WWII Navy Shipyard boom that attracted thousands of Black families from the south. Home first to heavy industries such as shipbuilding, locomotive manufacturing, slaughterhouses, food production and power and water plants, the Bayview that formed the backbone of San Francisco’s infrastructure.

Today, the Bayview is still home to the largest Black community in the city, with a vibrant mix of family-owned coffee houses, legacy businesses, art studios, soul food, up-and-coming micro-breweries and community gardens – plus incredible views and the warmest, sunniest weather in the city. 

Walk, bike or catch the T (the city’s first new light rail line in more than half a century) which will run throughout the day. Discover local small businesses with the Sunday Streets Explore Local Guide and new Common Cents Passport Program, available at the Sunday Streets information booth and participating stores, plus visit the Market Square featuring local vendors.

TRANSIT & LIVABILITY

Established in 2007, commuters board the T Third Street on elevated platforms. The city’s newest light rail line may be extended to Caltrain‘s Bayshore Station (to which it was originally planned to run) and, in the other direction, to North Beach via Chinatown Central Subway alignment.

A new community hub is in the works: The Southeast Community Facility will provide educational, job training, child care and social services programs to the Bayview on land owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

The $8.63 million Bayview Community-Based Transportation Plan includes improving the T Third Street’s service, increasing bus service, greater SFMTA oversight and accountability, and more. The finalized plan will be released in early 2020.

DID YOU KNOW?

IN 2002, neighbors began gardening in a median strip on the 1700 block of Quesada Avenue. Today, the lush Quesada Gardens is a lush oasis featuring trees, vines and flowers as well as edible fruits and vegetables.

Established in 1959 and closed in 2019, Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill was the oldest African American Bar in San Francisco, founded by activist, boxer and “Mayor of Butchertown” Sam Jordan. Jordan became the first African American to run for mayor in 1963.

Get ready for the The Blue Greenway, a multi-City agency effort to create an interconnected system of trails and parks on San Francisco’s southeast waterfront. When completed, the Greenway will include 13 miles of waterfront parks and trails running from AT&T Park south to Candlestick Point. 

This year, the Bayview Merchants Association celebrates their 95th birthday! Check out Merchants of Butchertown and EDOT (Economic Development on Third) for more great local small business resources.

Candlestick Point, home to former stadium Candlestick Park, where the Giants and 49ers once played, is set to undergro a massive renovation. A new mixed-use neighborhood — including 3,189 affordable homes, retail and offices —  is under construction on the 280-acre property. Other nearby projects and plans include updates to the SFPUC’s Southeast Treatment Plant and the Bayview Industrial Triangle Zoning Plan, which expires in June of 2020.

Getting there

Livable City strongly encourages biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets.

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event.  Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Bayview Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • T-Third light rail, including on the route on 3rd St between Oakdale Ave and Revere Ave
  • 29 to Gilman Ave and Griffith St
  • 54 Felton to Van Dyke Ave and Keith St
  • 23 or 44 to Palou and 3rd Street
  • 24 Divisadero to Palou Ave and Newhall St

BART: Coming from the East Bay? Take BART to Embarcadero and transfer to Muni (T Line). For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.

BIKE: Get in the Livable City spirit and bike to Sunday Streets! Go to:  www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board, but please note Muni light rail trains do not allow bikes.

CALTRAIN: Coming from the South Bay? Caltrain has two stops within a mile of the route; Bayshore Blvd and 22nd St. Connections to the T-third light rail are available nearby both stations. Get the schedule at http://www.caltrain.com/ and information about bikes on Caltrain at www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Bicycles.html.

By Car: Should you choose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am and no stopping or parking is allowed on the streets after that (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.

Should you choose to drive, check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby.

Detours and Parking Changes

TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. Including the following streets:

TOWING: Detailed towing map to come.

DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: Detailed detour and local access information to come.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.