A revamped Polk Street proposal that would include safety upgrades at intersections but few improvements for cyclists has garnered support from residents and merchants. Read More
A small but vocal group of San Francisco residents and merchants is vehemently opposed to removing parking on Polk Street to make way for a bike lane. Members have organized well enough to persuade The City’s transit agency to rethink its approach to the proposal, after admittedly not being fully prepared to sell the idea during a March community meeting.
A plan to create a bike lane on Polk Street has led one city transit official to call parking supporters’ behavior “offensive.”
A Reno man accused of stabbing a woman to death in his hometown last month has also become the prime suspect in the 2010 slaying of a homeless man in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.After 36-year-old Daniel Hill was taken into custody in connection with a casino parking lot killing, detectives were able to link him to the murder of 53-year-old Michael Ponder on Aug. 28, 2010, police said. Read More
A man brought to the hospital with a stab wound on his arm told police he was attacked outside a Polk Street nightclub early Tuesday.
At about 1:30 a.m., according to the 22-year-old man, he was outside the club Noble, which is located between Turk and Eddy streets, when he got into an argument with four men. Read More
In February, police arrested five people after a melee involving about 200 people broke out on Broadway.
➤ “Polk Street merchants angry about plan to remove parking spaces,” Local News, Thursday Read More
Polk Street merchants are up in arms over what they call a “radical agenda” to eliminate more than half the parking spaces along the bustling commercial corridor to reduce collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Since last week, a group of merchants along upper Polk Street have posted signs on their shop windows asking passers-by to “Save Polk St.” from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Polk Street Improvement Project. Read More
A proposed ban on new bars along a popular section of Polk Street was rejected by the Small Business Commission, while a community group is calling for even tougher restrictions and asking the question, “Is Nob Hill a new Las Vegas?”
The contrast in positions illustrates the challenge in striking a balance between the Nob Hill residents upset over nightlife disruptions and the bar owners enjoying the flood of business. Read More
Sustained neighborhood complaints about raucous nightlife have led one San Francisco official to suggest prohibiting new bars, liquor stores and shops selling tobacco products from opening along a six-block stretch of Polk Street.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, whose District 3 includes the portion of Polk Street dotted with such businesses, said the concentration of watering holes has resulted in unruly behavior that causes problems for area residents. Read More