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Polk Street: A Walk on the Risky Side

 In Events, Public Policy

Did you know that Polk Street is one of the most dangerous in the city for walking?

According to the Mayor’s recently-released Pedestrian Strategy, Polk Street has some of San Francisco’s highest rates of speeding cars and drivers failing to yield to people in crosswalks.

With its diversity of shops and restaurants, and dynamic block-by-block character, Polk Street could be a wonderful place to walk  — if it were made safer for everyone who uses it.

Read more about this important commercial corridor and SFMTA’s proposed safety improvements in Walk SF’s story in the SF Chronicle.

Then, help ensure SFMTA adopts a strong investment plan that will have the potential to transform Polk, like Valencia, to bring more foot traffic to local businesses and create a safer, more vibrant atmosphere for all.

Attend one of the upcoming community meetings to speak up for sidewalk extensions, more trees and greening, calmer traffic, and safer crossings:

  • Polk Street Improvement Project 
  • Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m. OR
  • Tue, 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday 
  • First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 1300 Polk St.
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