Sunday Streets Mission #2
July 19th, 2020 | 11:00am – 4:00pm
On July 14, Sunday Streets returns to the sunny Mission district for a second round of car-free streets – from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street transforms into an open community space for all to enjoy. Join the international open streets movement to reclaim open space for public use!
Taking place in multiple venues along Valencia Street, Livable City’s Livability Awards Brunch and Summit will honor leading livability and public health advocates with a VIP reception, cocktails and brunch, then segue into a free public program with panel discussions and lightning talks for all.
The 2020 Livability Summit is a unique opportunity to enjoy the rich neighborhood offerings of one of San Francisco’s most vibrant commercial areas while engaging in important conversations about the future of our city and beyond. Guests will get a window into Valencia’s transformation into Sunday Streets in real time!
Check out two Activity Hubs at 24th and 16th Streets and over a mile of live music, interactive art projects, resources and more — plus lots of open space for recreation and social connection. In partnership with Mission Housing (MHDC), a Pop-up Play Streets block in front of the Valencia Gardens complex brings sports games, bubbles, fun activities and more for residents and neighbors to come together.
Roll, walk or pedal (and get your weekly exercise!) to institutions, local businesses and treasured landmarks on the Valencia corridor. 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 info about Sunday Streets Mission’s Spring 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.