SFMTA, Chiu Stand By Unprotected Bike Lane Proposal for Polk Street

by Aaron Bialick : sf.streetsblog.org – excerpt

The SFMTA is moving forward with a plan for Polk Street with no protected bike lanes, except for one direction of an 11-block stretch. SFMTA planners and Supervisor David Chiu maintain that the plan is sufficient to make the street safe enough for a broad range of San Franciscans to bike on, though the design has been guided less by safety considerations than the desire to appease merchants who oppose the removal of any car parking(more)

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