Folks for Polk Pub Talk

SF’s Transportation Future and Next Steps on Polk
Join us and our speakers in toasting

The Lower Polk Contraflow & Pedestrian Upgrades and learn
– What’s in the Pipeline for Polk’s Redesign**?
– What’s Transportation 2030?* and
– Why Does it Matter?

Chat with our guests

Mohammed Nuru, Director SF Dept. of Public Works
Seleta Reynolds, Livable Streets Section Leader, SFMTA
Brian Strong, Director SF Capital Planning Committee
Alicia John-Baptiste, Chief of Staff, SFMTA

Free food and drink – Bring your friends and your questions!

*The Transportation 2030 vote in November has driven much of what’s gone down recently. Find out why and what its passage will mean

**’Definites’ and options for Polk still under consideration include:
Timed signals; sidewalk extensions; Pedestrian head-starts at intersections; Taxi/ride share stands; Limited turns off Polk; Through-intersection striping; Separate signals for cyclists; Bulb-outs; Water fountains; Pilot for separated bike lane, McAllister to Union; Enhanced bus stops; Added blue and loading zones; Added diagonal parking on side streets; Improved off-street parking census; Daylighted intersections; Hi-vis crosswalks; Trees and other landscaping.


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