Official website: http://irvingcommons.org/
Adam Greenfield, Irving Commons co-founder
The Irving Commons is a project, lead by local neighbors, businesses, and organizations, to investigate the possibility* of Irving Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in San Francisco's Inner Sunset neighborhood becoming a pedestrian plaza.
Evidence around the world shows that pedestrian plazas:
- Give identity to a neighborhood
- Can have positive economic impacts
- Encourage social and cultural activity
- Improve health and environmental conditions
We believe Irving Street between 9th and 10th Avenues could be a great location for a pedestrian plaza.
This block is:
- Highly visible and centrally located in the Inner Sunset
- Next to a high pedestrian density area
- Is next to prominent public transportation lines, including the N Judah and the 44, 43, 6, and 66 bus lines
- Home to a diverse array of businesses – including a bar, restaurants, a grocery store, and a post office – that keeps this street active for many hours of the day
- Close to many homes
- If pedestrianized, would interfere with no public transportation lines
For more information, please explore this website.
* This means that we are advocating to study this idea first before formally deciding whether or not to actively pursue a pedestrian space.