From SFBC: Pump up the jams and your tires, and help gather neighborhood support for a better Polk Street. Don’t miss it when the SF Bicycle Coalition Service Station team hits the streets to offer free air for your tires. Are you a trained Bicycle Ambassador? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer to pump up Polk Street!
“Save Polk Street” has aimed its parking-first agenda at Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. A couple dozen speakers protested the project an SFMTA hearing last week, distributing fearmongering flyers [PDF] claiming that removing some parking and banning left turns would “kill small businesses,” back up car traffic, and make the street more dangerous. The long-delayed Van Ness […]
Flickr photo: tokek beland (busy fora while) If you pedaled around the city yesterday for Bike to Work Day you were no doubt happy to see the SFBC’s energizer stations — with fresh coffee and bagels — and the occasional sidewalk bike mechanic ready to align your spokes or pump a little air in your […]
On Friday at about 5 p.m., I came across a crash scene on Polk Street at Pine. A bicycle rider had been struck by a driver and thrown into another car, and he was being hauled away in a stretcher. As it happened, I was pedaling up Polk to meet with Lisa Ratner, a videographer, […]
The second open house on the Polk Street safety improvements is tonight. While the agency has said protected bike lanes are not on the table for most of Polk, don’t be discouraged from showing up. This is your chance to tell the SFMTA you support protected bike lanes along the entire street. As we’ve seen, Supervisor David […]
The SFMTA Board of Directors voted today to approve the plan to redesign Polk Street with a protected bike lane along one side of the street for 10 of 20 blocks. After a four-hour hearing, the board approved the plan with the condition that SFMTA staff would report on the impacts of the project a […]