Hello fellow SF walker,
Happy November! Don’t let the shorter days keep you inside -- join us this Sunday for an exploration of Hayes Valley past, present, and future (and pub). And save the date for Walk SF’s Member Meeting and Greeting, Thursday Dec. 8 at SPUR.
Not a member yet? Don’t miss out! Join Walk SF now
Walk SF Fall 2011 Newsletter
In this Newsletter:
Election Victory for Safer Streets!
Victory at the polls -- Prop B won!
Walk SF supported Prop B, a bond which includes over $70 million for pedestrian safety improvements on San Francisco streets, such as wider sidewalks, countdown signals, road diets, and curb ramps. These investments in better streets will help everyone, including people with disabilities and parents with strollers, to get around the city more easily and safely.
Walk SF will act as a watchdog to make sure that these new bond funds go to the highest-priority areas to make the city's streets more walkable.
Hayes Valley Tour this Sunday
Join Walk SF to explore Hayes Valley’s colorful past, present, and future—from early Victorians to mid-century decline to post-freeway renaissance.
We’ll have stops for landmark buildings, the Hayes Valley Farm, and more – and we’ll finish at a local pub.
Sun Nov 20, 1 pm - 3ish
Meet at Mercury Café
(corner of Page and Octavia)
$10 / Free for Walk SF members
Photo: sfcityscape, Flickr
Member Meeting and Greeting, Thurs Dec 8
Mark your calendar for this annual opportunity to gather and meet your fellow Walk SF members! Celebrate how you’ve helped change the city this year, and find out what’s ahead in 2012.
Don’t miss this warm Walk SF evening with special guest speakers, delicious food and drinks, and great company.
Thurs Dec 8: 6pm, SPUR penthouse, 654 Mission St, 4th floor
Free for Walk SF members
Campaign Update: 42 Schools Safer So Far
The campaign for safe speed zones is moving ahead fast -- Walk SF’s advocacy has won new 15-mph speed limits at 42 schools throughout the city as of last week!
This week, the police will be reporting on their enforcement efforts to make sure drivers are obeying the limits and creating safer conditions.
Walk SF is looking to win new zones at 200+ schools by the end of this school year -- calming traffic in neighborhoods all over the city, and doing it fast.
Walk SF will also be working with Mayor Lee to get the word out about the new safe speed zones, so more drivers know to slow down for kids (and everyone else!).
For more information or to get involved in this campaign, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campaign Update: Pedestrian Action Planning Begins
Action! The City has committed to drafting a Pedestrian Action Plan and work is starting now. Walk SF is calling for clear commitments and concrete deadlines:
we want to see ten miles of safer streets every year.
This is a top priority for Walk SF. The plan offers is a precedent-setting opportunity to make San Francisco a national leader in reclaiming streets and putting walking first.
You can help: Make a special year-end donation today to seize this opportunity!
Spring Internships Available at Walk SF
Walk SF is looking for membership and outreach interns for Spring 2012. Build your resume and get valuable hands-on experience in the non-profit field. Internships begin mid-January 2012. Applications are being accepted now.
And many thanks to current membership intern Pat McDonald!
You’ve probably seen Pat in his Walk SF shirt tabling at Sunday Streets, registering participants at Peak2Peak, or speaking up at a hearing.
(Or, at right, listening closely to the Mayor and Supervisor Jane Kim at Walk to School Day.)
Always willing to pitch in, Pat has helped Walk SF run smoothly all fall. Thanks, Pat!
Wish List: Mac and Monitor Needed
Help Walk SF expand its capacity to improve your city with more volunteer stations!
Could you donate:
- A flat-screen monitor?
- A (newish) computer? (Mac)
Your tax-deductible donations will enable Walk SF to do even more!
Email email@example.com if you can help.
Thanks for your support!
Thanks for your support for Walk SF's work, and hope to see you at an event soon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.