43 posts categorized "Children"

07/20/2012

Sunday Streets: 2012 Season Opens

Sunday Streets: 2012 Season OpensThe eight-month Sunday Streets 2012 season opens streets to pedestrians, cyclists and people-powered wheels of all kinds by temporarily removing vehicular traffic on select Sundays, transforming street-space usually reserved for cars into recreational space for everyone to enjoy safely.

Sunday Streets is a series of events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world.  A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a predetermined Sunday. Read more.

05/04/2012

Sunday Streets: Mayor Announces Sunday Streets Mission Route Pilot

Sunday Streets logoMayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today announced that this weekend’s Sunday Streets event will kick off a four-month pilot on the popular Mission route. Over the next four consecutive first Sundays of the month, residents can enjoy the 2.2-mile route along Valencia Street between Duboce Avenue and 24th Street and 24thStreet between Valencia and Hampshire Streets. The pilot will explore the feasibility of holding more frequent Sunday Streets events on this and other established routes.

“Sunday Streets showcases our City’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, and has also proven a cost-effective way to improve the health of San Franciscans,” said Mayor Lee. “We are committed to ensuring the program’s continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond.” Read more.

02/15/2012

Sunday Streets: Mayor Announces Return of Sunday Streets

Mayor Announces Return of Sunday StreetsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of the popular Sunday Streets program with a full schedule of car-free events starting Sunday, March 11th, along the Embarcadero. The eight-month Sunday Streets 2012 season opens streets to pedestrians, cyclists and people-powered wheels of all kinds by temporarily removing vehicular traffic on select Sundays, transforming street-space usually reserved for cars into recreational space for everyone to enjoy safely.

“Sunday Streets not only showcases San Francisco’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, it is a proven cost-effective way to better health for San Franciscans,” said Mayor Lee. “We’re committed to ensuring the program’s continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond. We look forward to returning to Chinatown, doing a more frequent Mission route, and adding a new route in the Southwest neighborhoods of our City to bring the benefits of Sunday Streets to more San Francisco neighborhoods.” Read more.

12/20/2011

Education Funding: San Francisco Awarded Federal Grant

San Francisco Awarded Federal Grant
Mission Economic Development Agency, SFUSD & City Selected for Planning Grant to Improve Education in Mission Neighborhood

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected San Francisco’s Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to receive a Promise Neighborhoods planning grant. Funding for a one-year $500,000 grant was awarded to support school improvement and revitalize the Mission neighborhood.

“The Promise Neighborhoods grant is a boost to our City’s efforts to improve schools, transform neighborhoods and strengthen communities for our youth to succeed,” said Mayor Lee. “I thank President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan for choosing the Mission community as recipients of the Promise Neighborhoods planning grant that will help prepare our youth for the 21st Century workforce.” Read more.

12/12/2011

Mayor Welcomes Residents to City Hall Open House

Mayor Welcomes Residents to City Hall Open HouseSan Francisco to Open City Hall Doors to Public on Sunday, December 18th with Holiday Snow Park & Other Family Activities in Civic Center Plaza

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and First Lady Anita Lee today announced that City Hall will open its doors and offices to the public for the San Francisco Season of Giving City Hall Open House on Sunday, December 18th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Civic Center Plaza will host family activities, including a children’s snow park, the entire weekend.

“The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather in celebration of all we have to be thankful for and the new year ahead, but it is also a time to reflect on how our City can help those in need this holiday season,” said Mayor Lee. “On Sunday, Anita and I want to invite all families from across the City to join us for the San Francisco Season of Giving City Hall Open House.” Read more.