This Week: SFMTA Board to Vote on a Safer Polk Street

The Polk Street redesign faces a key vote tomorrow, and the SFMTA will show proposed safety and transit upgrades along the 30-Stockton route on Wednesday.

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: The moment of truth for protected bike lanes on Polk Street. The SFMTA Board of Directors is set to vote on the planned redesign, and with yet another block of protected bike lane removed to preserve parking, more support than ever is needed to tell the board to demand the safest design. You can weigh in during public comment or by email. Meeting at 1 p.m., hearing at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold an open house for transit and safety upgrades along segments of Muni’s 30-Stockton route. Chestnut Street could get bus-only lanes and stop consolidation, and Columbus Avenue could receive sidewalk extensions and buffered bike lanes. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Welcome Noah Budnick as the new executive director of the SF Bicycle Coalition at a special SFBC member party, which will include an on-stage chat with Bryan Goebel, Streetsblog SF’s first editor. 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets kicks off 2015 at the Embarcadero — come celebrate the return of a car-free waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Ballpark. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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