Green Connections

September 27, 2012

You’re invited to attend a ŒGreen Connections open house to view a draft map and a design toolkit. The map identifies a network of over 140 miles of Œgreen connectors ­ special streets and paths linking pedestrians, cyclists and wildlife to parks and other open spaces throughout the city. The design toolkit focuses on ways these streets could be designed to support active transportation, enhance urban ecology and promote stewardship and placemaking.

The final draft of the map includes a network of 25 unique routes that would be improved over time. The name for each route includes a geographic reference and a target native species associated with the route – Marina Green to Dolores Park: West Coast Painted Lady, China Beach to Bay: Pygmy Nuthatch and Presidio to Bay: Monarch.

WHAT: Planning Department releases city draft map of Œgreen connectors

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m. drop-in

WHERE: LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Green Connections will increase pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, open space and the waterfront, by re-envisioning City streets and paths as Œgreen connectors¹that can be built over time.In the first year of the project, the focus will be to map a citywide network. The second year will build on this framework to design green connections in the following six neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunters Point, Chinatown, Potrero Hill, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley and Western Addition.

For more information click here to go to the website.