Sunday, July 11, 2010

Coming Soon to NOPA: Everything Good About Bay-to-Breakers Without the Mayhem

Doesn't get much friendlier

San Francisco diversity

Family of five for afternoon spin

Pedal-powered Rock the Bike band

The only problems to accompany Sunday Streets are the logistics and keeping volunteers powered-up for a long day's shift. The event seldom brings complaints from residents or merchants, and everyone shares the streets and sidewalks without quarrels, misbehavior, or excessive consumption (although the lines at all the ice cream shops along the route were daunting). Sunday Streets returned to the Mission today for a second round of celebrating the simple pleasures of being outdoors, walking and chatting with friends, appreciating the safe biking, and enjoying the relief of car-free streets. The only risks for the day came from getting too much sun.

For Panhandle neighbors still weary from the excesses of the Bay-to-Breakers after-party in May, Sunday Streets promises a stress-free celebration when the city stops by for a visit on September 19th. And everyone who had a great time at NOPA's BIKE THE BLOCK party last year can expect even more with Sunday Streets. (And perhaps Circus Bella (see video) will appear too).

1 comment:

  1. this sunday streets i spent it celebrating the cup in the civic center area. we were talking about how many of us cant wait for it to go in the NOPA :D
    that will be great im sure!