Today the SF Planning Department is putting on the first in a series of walks as part of its new Green Connections project, an effort to improve access to parks making better use of city streets.
The intent of the program, according to the department's website, is to create "a citywide network of green streets that can be built over time, improving pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, open space and the waterfront."
|Biking and walking routes to Heron's Head Park.|
See the full PDF.
Planners will use the walks and other public events to engage communities in shaping the Green Connections project, and by late 2013 they hope to finish conceptual designs in six neighborhoods: Chinatown, the Tenderloin, the Western Addition, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, and Bayview-Hunter's Point.
Today's two-hour walk meets at 1 p.m. the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park at 32 Jennings Street (coincidentally at the east end of Cargo Way, where crews are currently constructing a two-way protected bikeway).
Check out all the project materials from the kick-off meeting on the Green Connections website, and see highlights after the break.
|The city's long-term open space plan "includes preliminary concepts for a network of 'green connections'."|
See the full PDF (40 MB). Image: SF Planning Department
|Staff members explain the project to participants at the kick-off event. |
Photo: SF Planning Department