19 Polk Bus Stop Changes

Project Overview

19 Polk Bus and Bus Stop

To enhance service and safety on the 19-Polk, the SFMTA is implementing bus stop changes on Polk Street between North Point and Post streets. These improvements are being implemented as part of the Polk Streetscape Project.

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Project Details

In order to improve safe Muni operations, the SFMTA is optimizing bus stop placement on Polk Street. These improvements are being implemented in concert with the Polk Streetscape Project.

The improvements underway will reduce the number of bus stops and modify their length and placement to improve safety and service reliability.

To develop these proposals, SFMTA staff reviewed existing activity and boarding levels to identify stops that served as transfer points. The stop proposals took into account many different factors including; customer activity at the stop, special needs of bus riders, traffic patterns, proposed street changes and bicycle lanes.


Key Improvements:

  • Bus stops at signalized intersections will be moved across the street to reduce instances of buses needing to stop before and after a stop light, improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian conflicts.
  • Between O’Farrell and Union Streets, these changes would increase the distance between stops from 1-2 blocks to 2-3 blocks, which will increase service reliability. 
  • Where possible, sidewalk widening and shelters are proposed at bus stops to improve customer waiting areas. 


  • POLK & UNION - Widened sidewalk for bus bulb-out
  • POLK & VALLEJO - Remove bus stop
  • POLK & BROADWAY - Widened sidewalk for bus bulb-out
  • POLK & CALIFORNIA - Remove bus stop
  • POLK & SUTTER - Move stop across street and widened sidewalk for bus bulb-out
  • POLK & POST - Remove bus stop


  • POLK & GREEN - Remove bus stop
  • POLK & PACIFIC - Remove bus stop
  • POLK & CALIFORNIA - Remove bus stop
  • POLK & PINE - Move stop across street
  • POLK & SUTTER - Remove bus stop
  • POLK & POST - Move stop across street


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