Lying in bed this morning I could see the sun shining outside my window, but could also hear fog horns bellowing in the distance. But what kind of Sunday Streets in the Richmond and Sunset would it be without a little bit of fog?
Despite the overcast skies on the Great Highway, it was warm and windless so lots of people came out to enjoy the car-less streets. Booths were set up at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and the Great Highway, where local businesses set up to greet visitors.
The Western Neighborhoods Project and Playland-Not-At-The-Beach were both there if you wanted to bone up on your neighborhood history. An organ grinder walked among the crowd, a little tots gym was set up, and even a civic-minded Obama supporter was there gathering signatures for health care reform. It seemed like everyone was out enjoying the day.
People biked, ran, danced, skated, hula-hooped and boogied all along the Great Highway, stretching from Lincoln Avenue all the way down to Sloat Boulevard. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition had a small bike obstacle course for kids and offered “training-wheel-free” bikes for those ready to try a big kid bike.
Parents walked with their kids, carried them on their bikes or had them ride alongside, and still others pulled kids in their carts. One kid looked like he was enjoying a nice snooze while his Dad got a good workout.
There were people on “fun bikes” which looked like utter chaos but somehow, via a team effort, they kept moving forward. Others were on rollerblades, and a couple of enterprising riders acted as mobile DJs, mounting large speakers on their bikes and playing Parliament Funkadelic and Tina Turner as they rolled along.
Check out the video below to see the Sunday Streets action. If you missed today’s event, mark your calendar for the next Sunday Streets on Sunday, September 6, also in GGP and the Great Highway.
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