About Sunday Streets in the Richmond
Sunday Streets in the Richmond will transform Arguello St, already a popular north-south bicycle route, into an open streets paradise for people of all ages to bike, walk, skate and roll. Connecting car-free streets on JFK drive in Golden Gate Park to the foot of the Presidio, Sunday Streets in the Richmond creates miles of car-free space for families to get out and be active on Sunday July 13!
The Sunday Streets Richmond route is a little different from last year – so be sure to check the map. After the inaugural Sunday Streets in the Richmond last year, we’re excited to bring the joy and fun of open streets back to the Richmond!
Activities and more
There are all kinds of fun activities along this route. Bring the kids to learn to ride a bike, test out Zumba with the Richmond YMCA, or watch the Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts Youth Dance Company perform. Click here for the full activity guide. Why not make a game out of the day? Download our Sunday Streets BINGO card, complete a line and enter to win a cool Sunday Streets t-shirt!
The popular Clement St Farmers Market is less than a block away, on Clement St between Arguello and 4rd Ave. Be sure to bring are reusable bag and pick up your weekly veggie or stop by to pick up lunch at one of their vendors. There are also fun activities planned in the presidio that you don’t want to miss. The Presidio Family Fun Festival will be taking place on the northeastern side of Mountain Lake in the Presido in conjunction to Sunday Streets. There will be a free shuttle to the Off the Grid Picnic at Presidio Main Post, picking up from the start of the Sunday Streets route (Arguello and Lake) every 15 minutes, and will run until 5 p.m. For more information visit the Presidio website.
How to participate
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: June 3 – July 15, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-3pm
- Volunteer orientation: View upcoming dates and RSVP here
- Sign prep: Friday, June 27 12:30-3:30pm
- Sign posting: Wednesday, July 9, 11:30am-1:30pm and 1-3pm
- Event: Sunday, July 13, volunteer for a 2 hour shift, or organize a group and Adopt-an-intersection!
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 Richmond Sunday Streets is June 27, 2014. For more information about hosting an activity, click here or email Beth@livablecity.org.
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 Richmond route may be reached by the following MUNI lines:
- #1 cross the route at California St
- #2 crosses the route at California St **note this line is rerouted from Clement to California between Arguello and 6th Ave due to Clement St Farmers Market**
- #5 crosses southern end of route at Fulton St
- #21 on Stanyan, 2 blocks east of southern end of route
- #22 on 6th Ave, 5 blocks west of route
- #33 ** note this line will be rerouted from Arguello to 2nd Ave or 6th Ave **
**check back closer to the event for updates on rerouted MUNI lines
BART: Although the nearest BART station is several miles from the Sunday Streets route, combining BART with a bike ride or BART and MUNI can be a great way to get to Sunday Streets from the East or South Bay. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes. The nearest BART station is the Civic Center BART station.
Bike: Get in the spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! Many crosstown bike routes connect with 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. Here are a few popular routes:
- Coming from the west: bike lanes on Lake St or Cabrillo St
- Coming from the east: bike lanes on Turk St/Golden Gate Ave, or take the wiggle route to the panhandle to Sunday car-free JFK Dr.
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 (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee) and no vehicles are allowed on the route after 10:30am. 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:
- De Young Museum garage in Golden Gate Park
- Kezar Stadium Parking Lot near Stanyan St
- Public Parking Lot at 330 8th Ave
- Street parking on West Pacific Ave in the Presidio
- Presidio Golf Course Clubhouse parking lot
Parking and Detour Information
The Sunday Streets route includes Arguello St between Fulton St and Lake St. The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 7am.
No stopping/parking is allowed on the route between 7am and 4pm (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed). Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:30am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.
- North/South traffic: use 2nd Ave or 6th Ave
- East/West traffic: use Fulton St, Turk/Balboa Sts, Geary Blvd, or California St to cross the route
For questions about access and detours, or if you live or work on Arguello St and need to coordinate local access to/from your work or home during Sunday Streets, please contact us as early as possible (call 415-344-0489 x 2 or email Liza@livablecity.org).