Reclaim Market Street! Street Intervention
“Space is a practiced place.” –Michel de Certeau
Can the street become defined through its patterns of use? Can the increasing numbers of cyclists down Market Street help to enact new ways of thinking about bike lanes, intersections and interactions between people on bikes, on foot, in cars or riding transit? Join us for a ride down Market Street where we will inscribe our route, charting this space for bikes in advance of better bike infrastructure. Bike-share bikes will be available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Over the course of our route we will look at the Market Street Bike Lane Trial, discuss plans in progress for future trials and gather ideas for how to design a better Market Street. The day will feature talks with city officials, bicycle advocates, and artists. We will end the day at UN Plaza where we will relax in Rebar’s Bubble Lounge with refreshments powered by their Juicecycle.
Our guests will include Sabrina Merlo, the former Regional Advocacy Director of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and co-creator of Civic Cycle; Will Tabajonda of the SFMTA who is helping to launch San Francisco’s bike-share program, Andrew Lee and Nate Chanchareon of the Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; Chris Carlsson, author, historian, and co-originator of Critical Mass; Kit Hodge, Director of the San Francisco Great Streets Project; Brian Smith of Huckleberry Bicycles, the newly opened bike repair kiosk on Market Street; and John Bela a collaborator in Rebar.
The street intervention has been created in collaboration with Rebar. We appreciate the participation of ULICU, the San Francisco Bike Coalition and the San Francisco Great Streets Project. Reclaim Market Street! is made possible through the generous support of SPUR and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. This event is part of the exhibition Reclaim Market Street! created by the Studio for Urban Projects and exhibited at SPUR. Please visit the exhibition at 654 Mission Street, San Francisco.