After nearly two years of construction, the Polk Streetscape Project is wrapping up. The project aims to improve safety conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists, and to foster community engagement opportunities for local residents.
The $18 million project spans Polk Street between McAllister and Beach streets. It also includes some upgrades along nearby side streets in an area that previously saw an average of one pedestrian and one biker hit by vehicles each month, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).
Construction to improve safety along the relatively flat north-south route, which is also served by the 19-Polk bus line, commenced in October 2016. With the exception of some final touches such as decorative painting, construction on the project is complete, according to SFMTA.
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