Sunday Streets comes to the Great Highway July 10
While the weather this time around is expected to be a little less glorious, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-60s, Sunday Streets will have no shortage of activities sharing the streets.
In Golden Gate Park, visitors can strap roller skates for lessons, view a “roller soccer” demonstration, watch a free circus, take yoga lessons for children or adults, get free bike repairs, and find out about pet rescue and adoption.
Farther down the road along the Great Highway will be bicycle rentals, bike repairs, children’s activities from the YMCA, square-dancing lessons and more. The New Wheel electric bicycle company will be there, demonstrating its bikes and running a contest to win a week’s use of one of the bicycles.
Sunday Streets is a program of the City of San Francisco that closes down selected streets in a different neighborhood each Sunday in the spring, summer and fall so residents can walk, bike or otherwise enjoy the neighborhood without driving.
In addition to official Sunday Streets events and activities, the Noriega Merchants Association will present a Noriega Street Sidewalk Party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The party on Noriega Street between 45 and 46th avenues will feature live music and free food.
The Ocean Beach Bulletin will have a table at the Sunday Streets event, too, with Publisher and Editor Tom Prete and Associate Editor Mark Lukach each taking a turn. The exact location of the table will be updated on the Ocean Beach Bulletin’s Twitter account.
Because the Great Highway will be closed most of Sunday, traffic traveling through the area will have to take alternative routes. Sunday Streets recommends the Lower Great Highway, but with considerable foot traffic crossing Sunset Boulevard may provide a more efficient route.