Sunday Streets Returns to the Waterfront this Sunday

San Francisco’s popular street closure program returns for it’s third year this coming Sunday, March 14, on the Embarcadero between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.


A large group of pedestrians and cyclists gathered during Sunday Streets when it expanded into the Mission District last year. Jamison Wieser photo.

Sunday Streets is a smaller version of Bogata, Columbia’s wildly popular CiclovĂ­a program which closes over 70 miles of roadway every Sunday and holiday to allow the public to walk, run, bike, dance, or just mill about and enjoy the outdoors car-free.
In 2008 the program kicked off here in San Francisco with two sunday closures along The Embarcadero, in 2009 it expanded to 6 Sundays with several routes. At it’s conclusion last fall, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday Streets would return in 2010 with even more dates and locations. It also becomes a permanent program run by the SFMTA.
This will mark the first Sunday Streets along the waterfront without E-Embarcadero historic streetcar service south of the Ferry Building to AT&T Park. Fans will be disappointed by their absence, but it’s an understandable decision given the SFMTA’s $12 million deficit.
The F-Market & Wharves line will be running though and this will be a good chance for those looking to submit photos for our 2011 calendar to catch exciting shots of historic streetcars on The Embarcadero while it’s car-free.