About Folks for Polk

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

We know that thoughtfully-designed transit, walking, and cycling infrastructure boost local economies by making streets safer and more inviting.

Our goal for the Polk Street streetscape project is to foster public conversation about our shared spaces that is factual, civil, robust and open. We hope to serve as a model for future efforts to transform San Francisco’s streets into world-class public spaces that spread the bounty of commerce to every neighborhood.

Use our template to write a letter to the SFMTA. 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

  • Wed. 3 March 2015, 3pm City Hall room 400:
  • Plan presented to the SFMTA Board
  • (Construction due to begin 2016)
  • 2014-15: Complete Street design development; Environmental Review; Legislation & Approvals
  • March 2014: SFMTA staff preferences presented to the public
  • 2012-14: Roadway & Streetscape Design development
  • July 2014: Final Open House


  • 04.02.2015 - Pub Talk with Scott Wiener & Julie Christenson

    6:30 - 11 pm, Bitters, Bock & Rye, 1117 Polk Street(more details on our Facebook page)

    Jump in to a lively conversation about the future of getting around in SF with two of our savviest supes.

  • 03.03.2015 - SFMTA Board of Directors - Polk Streetscape Project final presentation

    3 pm SF City Hall Room 400 (more details on our Facebook page)

    Super important chance to share your stories and thoughts with the SFMTA Board of Directors!

  • 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