Go play in the street. Sunday Streets is an initiative that was started by the city to get people out and active in SF. Modeled after a program in Bogata Columbia, the idea was grown to 4 other cities around the globe and made it’s way to the West Coast of Cali. A community based initiative is not a bad idea considering there are not a lot of places to convene for block party type events in the city. This Sunday’s event will be part of World Health Day 2010, which calls upon all cities worldwide to open up portions of streets to the people to promote health activities.
This kind of fun reminds me of Sundays in Golden Gate Park when I was growing up. Having the roads closed off to traffic makes for a great opportunity to have a big party with bikes, skateboards, and a throwback of disco skates with boomboxes blasting dance music.
The Great Highway should be packed with great time, stretching all the way from the SF Zoo and up and through the Park on Lincoln Ave. This event is being held in conjunction with 1000 Cities, 1000 Lives.
Some of what you can expect to find is:
- Free Bike rentals
- Children’s games
- Pet Programs
- … and yes, Roller Skating Much more to be found on Sunday Streets SF