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Draft of City’s ‘Green Connections’ to be Presented at October 3rd Open House
Date: 9/26/2012 10:00 AM


Program designed to promote active transportation and greater access to parks identifies over 140 miles of ‘green connectors’ throughout San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO – Media and the general public are invited to attend a ‘Green Connections’ open house to view a draft map identifying a network of over 140 miles of ‘green connectors’ – special streets and paths linking pedestrians, cyclists and wildlife to parks and other open spaces throughout the city. The open house will also feature a design toolkit which focuses on ways these streets could be designed to support active transportation, enhance urban ecology and promote stewardship and placemaking.  

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 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.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. drop-in
WHERE: LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Green Connections is a collaborative effort between the San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Mayor’s Office of Housing.  The City agencies have also partnered with three community-based organizations: San Francisco Parks Alliance, Walk San Francisco and Nature in the City. 

For information on the project, visit http://greenconnections.sfplanning.org.

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Media Contact: Joanna Linsangan
415.575.9119 | joanna.linsangan@sfgov.org