Sunday Streets SF is returning in 2022 with 6 big, beautiful mile plus long routes in historic neighborhoods between April and September and the second annual Phoenix Day citywide on October 16th, 2022.
On September 18th, 2022, Sunday Streets SF will open up the streets of Western Addition for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Taking place on Fillmore St, Fulton St and Baker St, neighbors and visitors alike will have over a mile of car-free streets to enjoy.
Inspired by the Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia, Sunday Streets SF are free, fun events empowering local communities to transform miles of streets into car-free community spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations and businesses to connect and neighbors to meet. Sunday Streets SF has grown into a beloved institution since its start in 2008, but was forced into hibernation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After focusing on providing small-scale, COVID-19 compliant street openings in neighborhoods in most need during the pandemic, Sunday Streets SF is excited to bring tens of thousands of open streets lovers back together again and help celebrate the City’s opening in true San Francisco style from the Bay to the beach side.
“San Franciscans and visitors can’t wait to come together again and have a good time at Sunday Streets SF while taking in the culture and small businesses our amazing neighborhoods have to offer,” says Mayor London Breed. “And the second annual Phoenix Day is already on my calendar — no one should miss that citywide celebration of San Francisco!”
Since the pandemic, San Francisco streets have taken on many new uses to meet the needs of communities and everyone working at the agency that oversees those streets, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, is delighted to turn their energy towards making them an unapologetic destination for fun and community this year.
“San Francisco deserves an incredible year of celebrating together and we can’t wait to roll out the red carpet so communities across the City can do that safely in our streets,” says Jeffrey Tumlin, director of SFMTA, which is the lead agency sponsor for the Sunday Streets program.