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Folks for Polk, a citizens group supporting the redesign of the Polk Street corridor to improve the pedestrian, biking, and mass transit arrangements on the busy commercial and residential street, issued its final recommendations for the project. Undeterred by the release by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) of the “preferred alternative” plan for the Polk Street Improvement Project (see Marina Times, “News Briefs,” August 2013), Folks for Polk presented in December the results of a series of meetings with residents and issued its own summary of the preferences expressed in those meetings.
Its recommendations get more specific than the City agency’s summary; they include environmental-focused details for the “bulb-outs” at street corners and real-time transit information screens at various locations on the busy street. Folks for Polk’s recommendations can be found online at www.folksforpolk.org.
If you can change the plans to take away more parking and traffic lanes, you can change the plan to add more. It is not too late. Let the supervisors know how you feel about the Polk Street plan and SFMTA plans to cut traffic on major regional traffic corridors, like Van Ness, Potrero, Geary, Market Street, Masonic, Cesar Chavez, and 19th Avenue.