Sunday Streets Berkeley

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday Streets Berkeley returns on Sunday October 13, 2013!

11am - 4pm
Shattuck Ave from Haste to Rose
SundayStreetsBerkeley.com

Invite your friends on Facebook here!  

Picture by Randall Hauser

Cycle, stroll, dance, discover, skate and play in the open street!

Sunday Streets Berkeley opens the heart of the city’s major car-traffic corridor to pedestrians, cyclists, all kinds of active transportation and FREE recreational and social activities such as: pedal-powered music, salsa dancing, skating, chess games, soccer, yoga and Pilates classes, free bike repair, cargo bike test rides, hands-on science engagement activities, and more. Businesses along the route, musicians, artists, restaurateurs and community organizations use the instant public parkways creatively, providing spontaneity and discovery. 

For a full list of Activities see SundayStreetsBerkeley.com

Sunday Streets Berkeley would not be possible without our volunteers - and all volunteers receive a Sunday Streets Berkeley t-shirt and tasty lunch courtesy of Andronico’s. Click here to Volunteer!

BACKGROUND

Over 43,000 people joyously attended Berkeley’s inaugural event in 2012 connecting two popular, walkable commercial districts with almost two miles of entirely pedestrian & bikeable public streets as parkways. Over 150 partners, sponsors and activity leaders facilitated positive community interaction, sustainable lifestyles, active transportation, climate protection, arts & culture, family fun, public health, and much much more.

This turnout far exceeded expectations, especially for a first-time event.

SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT this year!

Fomenting Transportation Advocacy: At Sunday Streets Berkeley, the City of Berkeley Transportation Division is taking the remarkable initiative of inviting the public to critique Berkeley’s transportation amenities.


Plus, the City is greasing the wheels for the progressive parking program goBerkeley, launching October 15. Alta is bringing sample bikes to whet people’s appetites for bikeshare technology (and advocacy for stations in the East Bay). A key tenet of Open Streets is that it inspires people to make active transportation choices more often in their everyday lives, and grows public support for pedestrian, cyclist and public-transit improvements. This programming makes that goal explicit:

  • City of Berkeley Transportation Division: Input opportunity! Identify best/worst facilities for bicycling in the area, best/worst areas to walk, and best/worst areas to park in the City of Berkeley. Also: Learn more about goBerkeley! Launching October 15. goBerkeley is demand-based parking
  • Bay Area Bike Share! Test ride bike share technology and learn about how to advocate for an excellent bike share systemthroughout the Bay Area. With Bike Share in the East Bay a big question mark, it’s bold and cool of Alta to be agitating forpublic demand.
  • Xtracycle rides Free cargo bike test rides! Surprisingly few people have even seen a cargo bike. Berkeley is full of families who could do very well to own a cargo bike to schlep their kids car-free. Rock the Bike got a lot of questions about their cargo bikes last year from people seeing them for the first time.
  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition Kid’s Bike Rodeo and updates on progress for happier, safer biking
  • Free bike tune-ups (Safety checks & tune-up recs) this time at three stations by Missing Link, Mike’s Bikes, and Sports Basement 
  • Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • City Car Share

For a full list of activities (including pedal powered music!), see SundayStreetsBerkeley.com