The Polk Street Improvement Project seeks to implement aesthetic and safety improvements for all users of Polk Street between McAllister and Union Streets. In accordance with the City’s Transit First policy, improvements will primarily be focused on people who walk, use transit and ride a bicycle along Polk Street. The improvements for Polk Street will include a raised cycletrack, bike lanes, bicycle signals, continental crosswalk striping, red zones at intersections to improve visibility, and corner bulb-out extensions.
Streetscape elements such as pedestrian-scale lighting, street furniture, green planting, parklets, and alley enhancements will also be included. Opportunities to improve sub-standard bus zones will be identified. An analysis to understand the utilization of existing loading zones will highlight areas of poor loading operations and guide staff recommendations to relocate existing or establish new loading zones.
Please view the Documents page to learn more about the preferred alternative for the Polk Street Improvement Project and view the posters from our Open House on July 25th.