This tour has been CANCELED due to the wet weather. We have, however, RESCHEDULED it for October 27 at 12 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
There are many ways in which San Francisco is constantly on the move. One of these is ongoing subsidence: the motion of the Earth’s surface due to geological changes. Join geologist David Schwartz of the United States Geological Survey for a walk through the South of Market neighborhood on former marshland covered in the late 1800s. As we wind in and out of the side streets you will see evidence of subsidence such as garages and entrance doors below street level, changes in street grade, and broad swales in streets, with Howard Street being a primary example. This event is generously supported by Degenkolb Engineering.
This tour will last from 12 pm to approximately 2 pm.
SPUR members only
Individual ticket purchases: If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.
Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.