Upcoming events in San Francisco, South City, Mountain View

Three very different events in the next two weeks explore the future of the Caltrain corridor.

San Francisco, Wednesday March 12, 2pm – Mode Share and Mode Shift on the Caltrain Corridor

A group of students at Stanford’s Sustainable Cities class have been researching trends in Caltrain corridor mode share, and the policies cites are taking to shift transportation away from driving, in a project for Professor Deland Chan, with Friends of Caltrain as the community sponsor.  The data the students have uncovered speak to opportunities for change in our region.   Sustainable Cities is a project-based, service-learning class where students collaborate with Bay Area NGOs and government agencies to support their sustainability efforts.
They present their results at San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin in San Francisco – RSVP via Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/197366657139050/
Other presentations by class teams will cover:
* conducting oral histories and creating a map of residents who have faced evictions in San Francisco (Anti-Eviction Mapping Project)
* re-envisioning Golden Gate Park to be accessible for all users (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition).
* creating a feasibility study for establishing a farmers market at a health clinic in North Fair Oaks (San Mateo County Health Department)
South San Francisco, Saturday March 22, 10am – Walking Tour, the Future of Downtown South San Francisco
The City of South San Francisco has been conducting a long-term vision process for the downtown area.  Come see what changes may be in store.. The Coalition for Community Benefits invites you to attend a walking tour of the area that stretches from the Caltrain Station on the East side of Highway 101 to Linden Avenue and Spruce Avenue.    You will hear more about plans and ideas for Caltrain station improvements, pedestrian safety, affordable housing, economic vitality, parks and public space.

The walking tour is scheduled for Saturday, March 22 from 10am to 11:30am. The draft Station Area Plan will be made public at the end of March. Come learn from experts and fellow community members to prepare for important decisions for the City. Read more about the Downtown Plan and our Coalition’s Community Benefits’ Platform.

Please RSVP by March 17 and tell a friend!

Mountain View, Wednesday, March 26, 7pm – Transit Village: Traffic and Parking in Mountain View

On Wednesday, March 26, the Mountain View Human Relations Commission will host its fourth Civility Roundtable event, continuing its community discussion forum series. Previous events explored corporate responsibility, undocumented workers, and gun violence at schools.

“Transit Village: Traffic and Parking in Mountain View” will be a community conversation about the challenges residents face as the City implements its recently adopted General Plan, including bike/ped safety, parking availability, and transit accessibility. Project Sentinel will provide facilitators for the community dialogue.

The speaker participants include:
• Hon. Rod Diridon, Sr. – Former Santa Clara County Supervisor
• Hon. Tom Means – Former City of Mountain View Mayor and Councilmember
• Adina Levin – Co-founder of Friends of Caltrain
• Josette Langevine – Mountain View Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
• Karen DeMello – Jackson Park Neighborhood Advocate
• Kevin Mathy – Google Transportation Manager

When: Wednesday, March 26
Time: 7 – 9 p.m .
Where: Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Ave.)
Admission is free. Refreshments will be available.

Click here to RSVP via Facebook