SFMTA: Polk Street Walking Tours & Design Charrette

From SFBC:

Connecting the City from City Hall to Aquatic Park

Imagery Courtesy of ©WoodsBagot

Polk Street connects thousands of San Franciscans to work, school, the waterfront and thriving commercial corridors from Market Street to the Bay. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a vision for a street with a separated bikeway, calmed traffic and improved intersections to the street making it safer for the large numbers of people walking and biking to the local businesses, shops and restaurants.

Join Your Neighbors to Improve Polk Street

The SFMTA is hosting a series of events in the Fall and Winter of 2012 to get your input. Want to learn more about Polk Street and make sure biking and walking and the streetscape are improved? Join one of these events:

Walking Tours: (need only attend one tour)

  • Monday, October 22: 12pm, Meet in front of 1300 Polk Street at Bush.
  • Wednesday, October 24: 7pm, Meet in front of 2330 Polk Street OR Northwest corner of Polk and Golden Gate.
  • Thursday, October 25: 9am, Meet in front of 2330 Polk Street OR Northwest corner of Polk and Golden Gate.
  • Saturday, October 27: 9am, Meet in front of 1300 Polk Street at Bush.

Saturday, October 27, 10am – 2pm, Design Charrette to bring community input in redesigning Polk Street. 1300 Polk Street (First Congregational Church)



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