About Folks for Polk

We’re you: residents of San Francisco who are working to enhance our quality of life, health, environment and future.

We believe that thoughtfully-designed transit, walking, and cycling infrastructure will make our streets safer and our neighborhoods more inviting and vibrant.

Our goal for the Polk Street streetscape project is to foster public discourse that is informed, civil and fair. We hope to serve as a model for future efforts to transform San Francisco’s streets into world-class public spaces.

Read more about the SFMTA's Polk St. initiative on our FAQ.
Folks For Polk

Support a safer, more vital Polk Street

Polk Street Project Timeline

  • 2012 - 2013: Develop Roadway & Streetscape Designs
  • February/March 2014: SFMTA staff preferences presented to the public
  • 2014: Develop Detailed Complete Street Design; Environmental Review; Legislation & Approvals
  • 2015: Construction


  • 05.21.2014 - Next Steps on Polk Discussion w SF MTA and DPW

    7 pm - Location TBD (more details on our Facebook page)

    Join us & our speakers in toasting successes so far; the Lower Polk contraflow & pedestrian upgrades! Hear the latest on the Polk redesign and everything you want to know about Transpo2030

  • 01.21.2014 - Vision Zero Rally

    12 - 12:30 pm, City Hall steps

    Show your support for Vision Zero with SFBC, Walk SF, and other pedestrian advocacy groups. The SFMTA board meeting is at 1 pm -- show the board members your support for Vision Zero!

  • 11.17.2013 - Design Happy Hour

    6 pm, Bitters, Bock, & Rye 1117 Polk at Post

    We wrap up the brainstorming weekend in conversation with decision-makers, techies, advocates and others. Chat over great food and drink about how we create our future.

  • 11.15.2013 - Dine-on-Polk Discussion

    7 pm, The Crepe House 1755 Polk at Washington

    Casual, family-friendly gathering with special guests and advocates.

  • 10.24.2013 - Live Facebook Q&A with the SFMTA Polk Team

  • 10.10.2013 - 1st Design Brainstorming Party

Photo of Polk Gulch in the 1860s