This project will enhance bicycle safety and convenience through this important connector for bicyclists from Market Street to the Polk Street corridor, a busy bike thoroughfare. This two-block stretch along the southern end of Polk Street, from Grove Street to Market Street, has separated bike lanes in both directions.
A new northbound bike lane is separated from traffic by landscaped medians. The existing southbound separated bike lane was widened and a painted buffer with safe-hit posts was added between Hayes and Market Streets.
The project also revitalized this section of Polk Street with pedestrian-safety improvements, such as bulb-outs and curb ramps; landscaping and sidewalk improvements; sewer and electrical renovations; and targeted paving work.
The Polk Street Bikeway Improvement Project is part of the City’s Bike Plan to create a safe interconnected bicycle network. This project is funded through the 2011 Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond Program, a $248 million voter-approved general obligation bond. With it, the City is repaving streets in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, and making traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements.
To make room for these improvements, parking was removed on the east side of Polk Street between Hayes and Grove streets and on the west side of Polk Street between Hayes and Market streets.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
A. Ruiz Construction