Mission 8/24/14

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About Sunday Streets in the Mission

Sunday Streets in the Mission is one of the most popular and populous events, drawing crowds from all over the city and the region to bike, walk, and explore the neighborhood. Since 2009, Sunday Streets has held at least one event a year in the Mission. This year, we’re excited to expand the Valencia St. portion of the route north to the McCoppin Hub and south to 26th St. Additionally, this year Mission Sunday Streets will activate 18th St. between Guerrero St. and Treat Ave.

Activities and more

The streets will be packed with arts and crafts, dancing, music, and a slew of other free activities. REI will host a rock climbing wall, Sports Basement is offering free bike tuneups, Parkwide has free bike rentals, and Sutter has free miniature golf! Explore the route by playing our Mission BINGO game, and you can be entered to win a cool Sunday Streets t-shirt! See our full activity list by clicking here.

How to participate

Volunteer
Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of dozens of volunteers. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand:

  • Neighborhood outreach: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-12pm and 1-3pm between July 15-August 26
  • Volunteer orientation: Weekday evenings at the Livable City Office. View dates/times and RSVP for an orientation here.
  • Sign prep: Friday, August 15, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Sign posting: Wednesday, August 20, 11-1:30pm, 2-4:30pm
  • Event: Sunday, August 24!

For more information about volunteering or to sign up for a volunteer shift, visit our volunteer page or email Liza at volunteer@livablecity.org.

Become a Sponsor
Sunday Streets offers unique sponsorship opportunities to businesses and organizations who want to engage an active public and support Livable City and Sunday Streets’ overall goals. For more information on becoming a sponsor, email Scott@livablecity.org.

Host an activity
All activities that take place at Sunday Streets are offered at no cost to participants, and are led by community organizations, local merchant or neighborhood groups, individuals and Sunday Streets partners who graciously donate their time to make each event so special. The deadline to host an activity at the first Mission Sunday Streets is August 8, 2014. For more information about hosting an activity, click here, or email Beth@livablecity.org.

Getting there

The Mission is one of the most transit rich neighborhoods in San Francisco. We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Mission Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • K, L, M, T and F lines on Market St, just 1/2 a block north of the route
  • J line on Church St stops at 18th St, just 2 blocks west of the route.
  • the 22, 33, and 48 provide access to Valencia St
  • the 12 provides access to 18th St

Additionally, the following MUNI line will be re-routed from the normal route during Sunday Streets but still provide access near to the route:

  • 33 re-routed from 18th St between Mission St and Guerrero, exact reroute TBD

BART: Take BART to the 16th St or 24th St BART Stations. Both are just 1 short block from the Sunday Streets route on Valencia St. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. 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 spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! 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.

By Car: Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 7am 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 10:30am.

Should you chose to drive, check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:

  • Mission Bartlett Garage (at 3255 21st St) will offer $10 flat rate parking for any vehicles that enter between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. The flat rate will be good through 6 p.m.
  • Hoff Street Garage (42 Hoff St between 16th and 17th Streets)

Detour and Parking Changes

The Mission Sunday Streets route on August 24 includes:

  • Valencia St between McCoppin St and 25th St
  • 18th St between Harrison St and Guerrero St.

No parking or stopping will be allowed on these streets after 7am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed), and no vehicles will be allowed to drive onto the streets between 10:30am and 4pm.

Alternate Parking: As an alternative to on-street parking on these days, the Mission Bartlett Garage located at 90 Bartlett St near 21st St will offer $10 flat rate parking for any vehicles that enter between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. The flat rate will be good through 6pm, after which, normal hourly rates will apply.

Recommended Detours:

  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross Valencia St on Duboce Ave, 16th St, and 24th St.
  • Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross 18th St on Mission St and Folsom St.
  • East/westbound traffic should use 16th or 24th Streets instead of 18th St
  • North/southbound traffic should use Guerrero St, Mission St, or Folsom St instead of Valencia St

If you need to coordinate local access to/from your home or place of business during Sunday Streets, please contact us as early as possible (call 415-344-0489 x 2 or email Liza@livablecity.org).