January 30, 2018

Press Release

Sunday Streets Announces
10th Anniversary Season

San Francisco – In 2018, Livable City is excited to announce Sunday Streets 10th anniversary season and debut a new “10 for 10” schedule that adds two more open street events between March and October in diverse neighborhoods across San Francisco. These free, accessible events empower local communities to transform car-congested streets into car-free community spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations to connect and neighbors to meet. Sunday Streets 2018 features an additional event in the Excelsior district, as well as a new “mystery route” to be revealed later in the season.

“It’s a critical moment for change in the City,” said Program Director Katy Birnbaum. “As our struggles intensify and divisions seem to grow, it’s more important than ever to hold space for human connection.”

Sunday Streets believes providing that space is one of the most powerful ways we can build meaningful relationships, engage the community, and bring a sense of joy and mutual connection to our neighborhoods. And it all starts with opening up the same streets we live, work, commute and walk down every day.

Reflecting on Sunday Streets’ milestone anniversary, Sunday Streets is especially grateful to the City, whose partnership makes the large-scale events possible, and provides a crucial piece of a collaborative framework connecting City resources to residents, nonprofits and residents. Sunday Streets’ motto “keep it local” is another part of that framework – from hiring local event ambassadors to engage the community, to showcasing local businesses, to ensuring supplies and merchandise are created by or purchased from local vendors, the organization strives to support, collaborate with, and uplift the neighbors and neighborhoods who make up the program. A progressive fundraising philosophy keeps the events sustainable and accessible to all, with major sponsorships providing needed support to activate neighborhood corridors while offsetting costs and barriers for smaller organizations and community groups to participate.

“We see Sunday Streets not only as an opportunity to bring neighbors and communities together, but as an important component of our overall strategies to encourage the use of all modes of transportation and make them more accessible to everyone,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin.

Sunday Streets invites all San Franciscans to be part of a collaborative event made possible by the very people and communities it serves. Help transform your streets and your City by donating, exhibiting, volunteering or sponsoring Sunday Streets in 2018. For more information, visit www.SundayStreetsSF.com.

Sunday Streets 2018 Season Schedule

  • March 11 – Mission 1
  • March 25 – Excelsior 1
  • April 15 – Bayview/Dogpatch
  • May 6 – Tenderloin 1
  • June 3 – Sunset/GGP
  • July 15 – Mission 2
  • August 19 – Mystery Route!
  • September 9 – Western Addition
  • September 23 – Tenderloin 2
  • October 14 – Excelsior 2

The Sunday Streets 2018 season is made possible by the following sponsors:
BAAQMD, Capital One, Golden State Warriors, JUMP, Provident Credit Union, Ford GoBike

About Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets is a program of the non-profit Livable City, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Shape Up SF Coalition. Additional City support comes from the Department of Public Works, Recreation & Parks Department, SF Police Department, SF County Transportation Authority, San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrel and his offices and the SF Board of Supervisors.

About Livable City
Livable City is dedicated to increasing affordable housing, improving transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies, and supporting grassroots initiatives to make San Francisco a safer, healthier, and more accessible city. For more information on Livable City, visit: http://www.livablecity.org. For more information about Sunday Streets, including the Sunday Streets event activity guide, visit: www.SundayStreetsSF.com. For information on Muni routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to www.sfgov.org/311.

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