• Petitioning Laurie Capitelli
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Berkeley City Councilmember, District 5
Laurie Capitelli
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 8
Gordon Wozniak
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 6
Susan Wengraf
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 1
Linda Maio
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 2
Darryl Moore
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 3
Max Anderson
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 4
Jesse Arreguin
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 7
Kriss Worthington
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Livable Berkeley
Sunday Streets Berkeley lead organizer
Mayor of Berkeley
Tom Bates

Berkeley Mayor & City Council: Support Sunday Streets Berkeley!

    1. Petition by

      Sunday Streets Berkeley

Many of you are asking, “When is the next Sunday Streets Berkeley?" It is a question we heard over and over on October 14, 2012, when more than 40,000 people came to Shattuck Avenue to cycle, stroll, skate, dance, play and connect with their community and urban environment in a transformative way.

Open Streets are a powerful (and fun!) way to create civic engagement in community sustainability and we want to make it happen again and again!

The future of Sunday Streets Berkeley is determined by whether or not the city becomes a reliable, ongoing financial partner for years to come - a committment that has led to the success of Open Streets across the country. Urge your Council representative, the Council as a whole, and Mayor Tom Bates to make it happen. 

Let the Berkeley City Council know you loved Sunday Streets Berkeley and you want it to become a regular event. Sufficient City support reflects the City’s commitment to promoting community cohesion, public health, local business, sustainable living, and Berkeley’s unique values and character.

To make Sunday Streets Berkeley a sustainable, vibrant program, it must have City support. And it needs to happen multiple times per year, in the true spirit and definition of Open Streets.

Sunday Streets Berkeley is produced by Livable Berkeley, in association with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Ecology Center, Downtown Berkeley AssociationNorth Shattuck Association, and the Office of Mayor Tom Bates.

Much of the money necessary to make Sunday Streets Berkeley possible - event production, community outreach, publicity, and program management - will come from private sponsorship. Livable Berkeley and Sunday Streets Coalition members fundraise and contribute these resources.

REFERENCES

8-80 Cities: Parks, Streets, Public Places For All
Alliance for Biking and Walking
Open Streets Project
Sunday Streets San Francisco
Sunday Streets Berkeley

COMMUNITY PHOTO GALLERY of Sunday Streets Berkeley on October 14, 2012

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Kriss Worthington responds:

      Kriss Worthington

      I am pleased to report that the City Council has taken action to support Sunday Streets. $59,000 was referred to the 2 year budget process. Additionally, 3 council members indicated that they would contribute $7,000 from their office bu...


    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brian Morris SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I have seen the positive impact this program has had on SF and Berkeley seems like the likely successor to add to this growing movement.

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    • Brandy Esparza RICHMOND, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Pedestrian only days are fantastic! I've been hit by cars while walking, so I feel strongly about ped only access.

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    • CASSANDRA CRUZ OAKLAND, CA
      • 7 months ago

      I own a roller skate retail business called Cruz Skate Shop in Berkeley and we promote healthy alternate methods of transportation and community interaction. We would love to not only see Sunday streets come back, but support it as well!

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    • Teri Goodman BERKELEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Berkeley needs a healthy, growing, sense of community involvement and pride - Sunday Streets promotes this movement!

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    • Heath Maddox BERKELEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have enjoyed Sunday Streets in San Francisco, but it's hard to get there with my family and all our bikes. This is such a great community event--a rare chance to turn our City's streets into public open space that brings people of all ages and backgrounds together and inspires them to get out of their cars and walk and bike.

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