Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Livable Streets

Mini Plaza Creates Public Space, Not Carmageddon, at Market and Dolores

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It’s happened again: street space was re-allocated from cars to people, and the unbearable traffic jams opponents warned of have failed to materialize. In fact, some of them even like the result now. At the southwest corner of Market and Dolores Streets, the sidewalk was extended to create a mini plaza last fall, as part of […]

Detailed Polk Street Designs: Plans for Safe Bicycling Still “Lackluster”

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The SFMTA and the Planning Department presented detailed plans for Polk Street at the project’s final open house meeting yesterday. The new aspects include specific locations of bulb-outs, dedicated bicycle signals, left turn prohibitions, loading zones, and new trees and landscaping. Plans to improve bicycle infrastructure are still composed of a mix of protected, buffered, […]

Tonight: Final Open House on a Safer Polk Street

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Tonight is the SFMTA and Planning Department’s final open house on the Polk Street redesign, the last chance to weigh in on the agency’s preferred design before it goes to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval. As you can see from the above flyer, the parking-obsessed “Save Polk Street” group is still fighting against […]