Sunday Streets Mission #1
March 8th, 2020 | 11:00am – 4:00pm
On March 8, Sunday Streets kicks off a season of open streets – from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street transforms into a car-free community space for all to enjoy. Join the international open streets movement to reclaim open space for public use!
Check out two Activity Hubs at 24th and 16th Streets and over a mile of live music, interactive art projects and open space for recreation and social connection. In partnership with Mission Housing (MHDC), a Pop-up Play Streets block in front of Valencia Gardens brings sports games, bubbles, fun activities and more for residents and neighbors to come together.
Roll, walk or pedal to institutions, local businesses and treasured landmarks on the Valencia corridor. Get your weekly exercise and enjoy live music, cultural performances, art activities and more.
Sunday Streets two annual events in the Mission celebrate the area’s rich history and local offerings, giving both residents and visitors a chance to experience the area’s murals, art and diverse mix of businesses in an accessible, community-driven setting.
For Sunday Streets Mission’s summer event, click here.
TRANSIT & LIVABILITY
Multiple bus lines and two BART stations make the area a transit hub, and popular restaurants and clubs draw patrons from across the Bay Area.
In a neighborhood with a high concentration of children and families, Sunday Streets provides safe open space for kids to run, bike and play. Open streets are accessible to those with limited mobility, too, and a great place for people to gather and meet.
Valencia is a popular route for bike commuters and often cited as an ideal street to pedestrianize year-round. At Sunday Streets, be sure to check out the new protected bike lane pilot between 15th and Market Streets, and take a moment to envision what a permanently car-free Valencia might look like.
DID YOU KNOW?
From 1865 to 1891, large conservatory and zoo Woodward’s Gardens covered two city blocks bounded by Mission, Valencia, 13th Street, and 15th Streets.
Large numbers of Mexican immigrants living in Rincon Hill were displaced in the 1940s-60s for the construction of the Bay Bridge’s western landing. Many moved to the Mission District, creating the hub of Latin-American culture the neighborhood is known for today.
Though it’s largely filled-in today, Mission Creek still runs underground in parts of the area. It was was once navigable from Mission Bay all the way to the Mission Dolores area.