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Sunday Streets SoMa Pop-Up Extended Through December 2020

San Francisco — Livable City is excited to announce the extension of the Sunday Streets SoMa Pop-Up through the end of 2020. Residents of SoMa and patrons of the local eateries, beverage shops, and pop-up retail can continue to enjoy car-free Folsom Street between 6th and 8th Street every Sunday* between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm starting November 1st through December 20, 2020.

The SoMA neighborhood is home to a rich diversity of residents and businesses, but is lacking in open space and has some of the most dangerous streets for pedestrians and cyclists in the City. Given the public health directives, the Sunday Streets Pop-Up in SoMA is providing an important opportunity for the community to get outside, interact with their neighbors and alleviate the stresses of being more isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The partnership with merchants and businesses in SoMa has been a critical component in extending the program. Since launching the Pop-Up at the beginning of October, neighborhood mainstays like Deli Board, Cat Club, Rocco’s Cafe, Thai Basil, and others have been able to expand their seating areas into the street to welcome residents and visitors … Continue reading.


Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.

Tuesday's election will be one of the most consequential ones ever for our country – and for our increasingly interconnected planet. We need to vote as though our lives, and those of future generations, depend on it.

Here are Livable City's 2020 recommendations for San Francisco, Bay Area, and California measures and propositions:


Residential Housing Reform

San Francisco’s ongoing housing crisis compels us to reimagine the type of homes we need to build and preserve to support the housing needs of all San Franciscans. To meet this moment, we must chart a path where building small scale multi-family housing is not only possible and encouraged and existing units are preserved especially to support affordability throughout the city.

Livable City together with the Public Policy Advisory Committee of the American Institute of Architects’ San Francisco chapter (AIASF-PPAC) compiled a set of recommendations to streamline the approval and building of small scale housing that will add units where they are most needed without drastically changing the character of neighborhoods. We need to make it easier for San Franciscans to access increased housing options that reflect the city’s rich diversity of people and their needs.

To read our detailed recommendations, and learn what will help in the transformation of our cityContinue reading: Residential Housing Reform


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Street Openings

🗓 Check-out the round-up below to see where you can enjoy car-free streets powered by Livable City and our partners this fall. There are also dozens of Shared Spaces and Slow Streets destinations you can enjoy citywide if you don't see a Livable City-powered happening in your neighborhood.

📍 See our list of happenings on our blog and weekly updates: 
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