Since we celebrated a win for safer streets at the final Polk Street hearing on March 5, the SFMTA has already begun painting the new bike lanes on Polk Street. These improvements are just the beginning of the changes we’ll see coming to the street in the next twelve months. Find out more about the Polk Street project here.
Thank you to everyone who spoke up for a safer Polk Street – it’s because of you that these improvements are happening. When they are complete, these updates will make a world of difference to anyone who walks or bikes on Polk Street south of California Street. We look forward to working with all of the Polk Street stakeholders to make sure that these street improvements are implemented quickly and in a way that benefits the entire neighborhood.
Stay tuned, because a year from now there will be a possibility of making Polk Street even better for bikes! We’ll need you to speak up again so that make Polk Street the safe and pleasant crosstown connector we’ve always dreamed of.
Photos by Frank Chan