The Intersection of Biking & Homelessness

The Hairball, as we call it today, was once known as the Army Street Circle. A popular encampment site even before Army Street became Cesar Chavez, the Hairball persists as an area with no easy solutions.

Over the past year, we’ve heard more and more from our members that the conditions underneath the overpasses have become untenable for all involved. We need urgent action to chip away at the many issues that intersect here, and we are working to to keep pushing this conversation forward.

As a continued commitment to recognizing everyone’s various and unique challenges, our latest Bike Talk brings together experts in homelessness and transportation to provide their different points of view on this issue. To explore compassionate solutions in the Hairball, this will be a space for SF Bicycle Coalition members to hear about what is being done at this difficult location and what more needs doing. Bring your questions so that we can continue to grow the dialog and address potential solutions.

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (1661 15th. St.) for an in-depth panel discussion with City staff and homeless advocates. We are lucky to be joined by the following speakers:

Hillary Ronen, District 9 Supervisor
Emily Cohen, SF Department of Homelessness
Kelley Cutler, Coalition on Homelessness
Luis Montoya, SF Municipal Transportation Agency

Bike Talks are a benefit of your SF Bicycle Coalition membership. If you’d like to join for this event, please take a moment to join or renew your membership today here or through the RSVP below.

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