Mayor Gavin Newsom and SFMTA announced new details and dates for 2010 Sunday Streets.

What is Sunday Streets, you say? Well, Sunday Streets, for those of you who don't know, is a day when a main thoroughfare in SF closes off to vehicle traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists are then welcome to stroll freely in these areas with little fuss and/or muss from Mini Coopers and Priuses whizzing by. (Sunday Streets, we should point out, is meant for bicycles and pedestrians. Many have confused these wonderful Sundays for being a time when cyclists can clog up the street en masse with little regard to pedestrians; nothing could be further from the truth. Everyone is welcome.)

Your new Sunday Streets, now featuring Civic Center and Western Addition locations, are as follows:

  • March 14: Embarcadero, starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and PIER 39, south to China Basin and Terry Francois Blvd.
  • April 11: Along the Great Highway, coinciding with World Health Day's “1,000 Cities, 1,000 Lives” international event, as one of thousands of cities hosting simultaneous car-free events worldwide.
  • April 18: Bayview, along Third Street from King and Fourth (Caltrain Station) to Bayview Playground.