This Week: Support a Safer Polk Street
Tonight, supporters of a safer Polk Street can join SF Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin and D3 Supervisor David Chiu at a meeting of the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association, which will discuss walking and biking improvements in the works. On Thursday, the SFMTA will present its draft proposal for new parking meters and permit zones in the northeast Mission. And don’t forget — all week long, BART commuters are allowed to take their bikes on board during rush hours for the agency’s second trial run.
Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
- Monday: At its meeting tonight, the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association will discuss the SFMTA’s plans for a more livable Polk Street. With misinformation being spread by a few vocal merchants aggressively opposed to any removal of car parking, the supportive locals will need to help set the facts straight. 6:30 p.m.
- Monday thru Friday: Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all hours this week for the agency’s second trial run of a lift on bicycle bans. BART riders can check out the SF Bicycle Coalition’s list of rules that bike-toting commuters must still follow and provide feedback to BART via the agency’s survey.
- Also Monday: SF Bicycle Coalition Love Your Lanes Bike Ride – District 2. Join the SFBC on a bike ride through the Marina, Cow Hollow, Presidio, and Northern Waterfront neighborhoods to help evaluate recent bicycle improvements and identify what still needs to be done. Meet at Bay and Octavia Streets. 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: The SF Recreation and Parks Department will host a site walk and community meeting on plans to make Mansell Street in McLaren Park safer for walking and biking. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: The SF Planning Commission is set to consider legislation revamping the city’s bike parking requirements. 12 p.m.
- Also Thursday: SFMTA Northeast Mission Parking Planning Community Meeting #3. The SFMTA will present its draft proposal for new parking meters and permit zones in the northeast Mission, where the agency says drivers currently circle for 27 minutes, on average, to find a spot. The proposal is already available on the SFMTA’s website. 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: The SFBC hosts two events in honor of Women’s History Month: A women’s history-themed bicycle ride on Saturday at 1 p.m. and a women-focused course on traffic skills on Sunday at 10 a.m.